Audubon: Drawn to Nature
Soar to the IMA to experience Audubon: Drawn to Nature, an exhibition featuring the lifelike drawings of John James Audubon. From stern owls to playful parakeets these beautiful drawings feature birds of North America carefully studied and documented by Audubon, a leader in ornithology and conservation.
Along with the artwork and accompanying descriptions of the bird’s habitat and characteristics, experience an immersive gallery where Audubon’s birds will come to life, giving the feeling of being outdoors in a forest. Learn about habitat conservation and test your wingspan against some of nature’s biggest birds. See one of the few remaining printing plates made for the original printing of Audubon’s The Birds of America book, lent to the IMA by the Smithsonian Museum of American History.
While visiting our campus, be sure to walk to the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres where you can see real life birds up close.
Take a docent-led tour of Audubon: Drawn to Nature:
This exhibition is presented by the Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation and The Alliance of the IMA. Lead support is provided by Wild Birds Unlimited with contributing support from Gary and Hannah Hirschberg, Goldman Sachs & Co. Support for related education programs is provided by Christel DeHaan Family Foundation in honor of the children and families of Christel House.