Mark Messersmith Lecture | Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America| Mark Messersmith

  • 900 East Princeton Street Orlando, FL 32803

n the early 1840’s after publishing the wildly successful Birds of America portfolio, John James Audubon set out on his second grand expedition, this time to record and draw the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Audubon along with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, produced 150 folio drawings hand-printed and hand colored by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia – making it the first full-color plate book to be printed entirely in the United States. This exhibition presents 36 of those works highlighting everything from squirrels and rabbits to large cats and buffalo. Additionally, we will present a focus Gallery featuring the work of Mark Messersmith, whose paintings consider themes of struggle among the people, flora, and fauna for the dwindling natural resources of Florida.

Join Mennello Museum of American Art to welcome artist Mark Messersmith and gain the chance to listen to Messersmith's lecture within the galleries.

Museum admission required upon arrival, no additional fee for event.

Dates:
5/25/2024
Price:
Included with admission
Time:
TBD

n the early 1840’s after publishing the wildly successful Birds of America portfolio, John James Audubon set out on his second grand expedition, this time to record and draw the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Audubon along with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, produced 150 folio drawings hand-printed and hand colored by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia – making it the first full-color plate book to be printed entirely in the United States. This exhibition presents 36 of those works highlighting everything from squirrels and rabbits to large cats and buffalo. Additionally, we will present a focus Gallery featuring the work of Mark Messersmith, whose paintings consider themes of struggle among the people, flora, and fauna for the dwindling natural resources of Florida.

Join Mennello Museum of American Art to welcome artist Mark Messersmith and gain the chance to listen to Messersmith's lecture within the galleries.

Museum admission required upon arrival, no additional fee for event.