P.H. Gosse: A Naturalist’s Sojourn in Alabama
Explore Alabama’s natural history through our newest traveling exhibit
Thanks to the generous support of The Daniel Foundation of Alabama, Alabama Audubon is proud to announce a new a traveling exhibit featuring the art of Philip Henry Gosse, noted British naturalist who spent time in Alabama’s Black Belt in the 1830s. Featuring the region’s native flora and insect fauna, these intensely colored miniature watercolors reflect Gosse’s remarkable artistic talent. With permission from the British Library, we’ve printed archive-quality reproductions from high-resolution scans generously made available by Auburn University. As locations are added to this traveling exhibit, we will share the dates as well as the museums, libraries, and other venues hosting the show around Alabama below.
Stop #1: The Alabama Museum of Natural History, September–December 2019
4–5 p.m. Presentation by Gary Mullen about Philip Henry Gosse, including time for Q&A (Smith Hall)
5–6 p.m. Reception and book signing (Smith Hall)
6–7 p.m. Swift Night Out field trip to view Chimney Swifts returning to their roost site at sunset (exact location TBD)
Interested in hosting this exhibit?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: Hosting Gosse Exhibit