Audubon Documentary Members Only Screening

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John James Audubon (American, 1785–1851), Robert Havell (English, 1793–1878) (engraver), Great Horned Owl, 1827–1838, hand-colored engraving, 38-1/8 × 25-1/2 in. (plate). Image courtesy Joel Oppenheimer, Inc.


Audubon the Film: John James Audubon’s love of birds carried him from one end of the American frontier to the other to observe them in their natural habitat. His skills as an artist help immortalize him and the birds of America, forever increasing our understanding of them and their natural habitats. His focus and concern over loss of habitat, even in the early 1800s help start the conservation movement synonymous with his name. Audubon and the Birds of America is the story of a rare man and the wild creatures he loved. His obsession took him away from a successful business and his family in Louisville to Philadelphia and later England in a pursuit to get his book published. Thanks to his doggedness and sacrifice, his work influenced every generation of nature lover that came after him, from Henry David Thoreau to President Teddy Roosevelt. The legacy of Audubon is as timeless and vital as his art, and this film is an effort to appreciate him as he deserves.
Join the IMA for a special Members Only screening of Audubon, the documentary that vividly captures the remarkable life of John James Audubon. Following the documentary, members can visit the Audubon: Drawn to Nature exhibition and see Audubon’s stunning works up close and in person.

Audubon Documentary Members Only Screening Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN