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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Audubon descendant to lecture at USI

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Preofessor and art historian Lucy Winters Durkin will present a lecture titled "John James Audubon’s Ornithological Biography: The Intersection of Art and Science" in Kleymeyer Hall in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center. There will be a reception following the event in the McCutchan Art Center and Pace Galleries.

In this lecture, Durkin examines the literary contributions of her great-great-great-grandfather John James Audubon, best known for his four-volume edition of Birds of America. Durkin will discuess creative and rhetorical strategies in Audubon’s Ornithological Biography, the narrative companion volumes containing information about the birds audubon painted. 

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Leigh Ann Howard at lahoward@usi.edu.