Bust of John James Audubon at entrance to exhibit

Art at Audubon

Art at Audubon

lively painting of woman in a park with an umbrellaAside from the “usual” John James Audubon exhibit that is open daily to park visitors, the museum also hosts a vast array of rotating exhibits often by local artists. Be sure to visit the museum at John James Audubon State Park 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to catch these two colorful ladies. Exhibits are included in museum admission.

 

“Eye Candy” solo exhibit by Susie Rideout, through April 27
A solo exhibition by local artist, Susie Rideout, to suit your taste.

Susie is a tri-state, award winning artist. She loves working in acrylic, oil, watercolors and mixed mediums. She strives to work with vibrant colors, which give her paintings excitement and a splash of fun in her landscapes as well as Abstracts. Whether you like abstract or representational art, this exhibit is full of fun, color, and soul! Brighten you day and visit the Audubon Museum to see these artworks today. Event listing here.

 

serene painting of a woman and her dog“A Brush of Reality” exhibit by Elizabeth Davis, through end of May
A little bit of Realism and Abstraction makes the perfect combination (photo, left), in this unique solo exhibition by artist, Elizabeth Davis!  Elizabeth is a tri-state, award winning artist who works in oils, pastels and loves working with mixed mediums which give her paintings a sense of drama and energy. Her work shows action in her horses, as well as a passion with portraits.  Event listing here.

 

Along with these special exhibits, the Audubon Museum is home to one of the world’s largest collections of materials from artist and naturalist, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Over 200 objects are on display in the museum. These items include objects from Audubon’s time in Kentucky, a complete set of the double elephant folio edition of The Birds of America, paintings by Audubon and his sons, and original engravings, lithographs, and copper engraving plates.   
 
photo of Native American clothing gifted to John James AudubonThe Blackfoot hunting shirt seen here is decorated with dyed porcupine quills and tufts of human hair, and the moccasins, and the Pawnee tobacco pouch were given to John James Audubon on a trip to Montana. On this last adventure, he spent his time painting and studying elk, bison, antelope, and other mammals and birds new to him. For more information on visiting the park and museum click here.