This past spring, the New-York Historical Society announced its Adopt-an-Audubon Bird program, which will fund the preservation and rotating display of John James Audubon’s spectacular watercolors in the intimate setting of its Audubon’s Birds of America focus gallery, taking flight next month (November 2017).
All 474 of John James Audubon’s original watercolors for The Birds of America are available for adoption. The Audubon’s Birds of America focus gallery will offer visitors a unique opportunity to view Audubon’s spectacular watercolor models for the 435 plates of The Birds of America (1827–38) with their corresponding plates engraved by Robert Havell Jr. With this permanent gallery, New-York Historical will share these national treasures with the public as well as raise awareness about endangered avian species and the need to conserve their fragile habitats.
Opportunities to support Audubon’s birds range from $1,000 to $50,000. For more information visit Adopt-an-Audubon Bird.
Join the flock! Support the world’s largest repository of Auduboniana by sponsoring your favorite bird.