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Phillip Henry Gosse and the Birds of Jamaica

April 13, 2017, 5:00 pm8:00 pm

The Greater Antillean Grackle, from Gosse’s 1849 monograph, The Birds of Jamaica.

Join Birmingham Audubon and Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art for an evening celebration of early Alabama naturalist Phillip Henry Gosse, with special guests Dr. Gary Mullen and Dr. Taylor Littleton, authors of Phillip Henry Gosse: Science and Art in Letters from Alabama and Entomologia Alabamensis (University of Alabama Press).

This free, public event begins with a book signing at 5 p.m., followed by a 6 p.m. talk by Dr. Mullen and Dr. Littleton on Gosse’s influential later monograph, The Birds of Jamaica. A reception, with additional opportunities for book signing and conversation, begins at 7:15.

Visitors are encouraged to come early for an opportunity to browse the museum’s exceptional holdings in American art—including the Louise Hauss & David Brent Miller Audubon Collection, featuring prints of our organization’s namesake, the great Franco-American artist-naturalist John James Audubon.

For more information on this special event, contact Birmingham Audubon Membership & Volunteer Coordinator, Chris Sykes.


April 13, 2017
5:00 pm–8:00 pm
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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
901 South College Street
Auburn, AL 36849 United States
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