Coming soon: Philip Henry Gosse: A Naturalist’s Sojourn in Alabama
Thanks to the generous support of The Daniel Foundation of Alabama, Birmingham Audubon has been working over the past several years to develop a traveling exhibit featuring the artwork of Philip Henry Gosse, a noted British naturalist who spent time in Alabama’s Black Belt in the 1830s. Featuring mostly butterflies and other insects, often together with wildflowers, the intense colors and fine details in these watercolor paintings 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 which museums, libraries, and other venues around Alabama below.
Our first stop: Alabama Museum of Natural History on Saturday, 14 September 2019
Save the date and make a plan to join us Saturday, September 14th, for the opening reception of the Philip Henry Gosse exhibit at the Alabama Museum of Natural History on the campus of the University of Alabama (Smith Hall, 427 Sixth Ave., Tuscaloosa).
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)
Bonus: Following the reception, we will have our first Swift Night Out in Tuscaloosa! Stay tuned to birminghamaudubon.org/events for more info.