February 26–September 7, 2019
Meet the Artist and Gallery Walkthrough: Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 7-9:00 p.m.
Understanding Birds through Drawing: Thursday, April 4, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
The Art of Identification is an exhibit by largely self-taught bird illustrator, ornithologist, and author David Allen Sibley. He was inspired to pursue creating his own illustrated field guide after leading tours in the 1980s and 1990s and finding that existing field guides did not generally illustrate or describe alternate or juvenile plumages of birds. The Sibley Guide to Birds is one of the most comprehensive guides for North American ornithological field identification. The exhibit will display 25 original paintings from the Sibley Guides to Birds and Trees, as well as a few earlier works from the illustrator.
Sibley will visit the museum in April for several appearances and events, including a gallery walkthrough on April 2, a step-by-step demonstration on April 4, as well as to meet with students and local birding groups in the area.
Admission to the UM Museum is free. The galleries are open every Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The UM Museum is located at the intersection of 5th Street and University Avenue. For more information, call 662-915-7073 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Victoria Bobo