The Art of Ornithology: A Century of Bird Illustration

Painted illustration of birdJune 25 – September 7, 2012

The PSU Library presented a collection of avian art, including the iconic work of John James Audubon, colorful tableaus of rarely-sighted tropical birds, and the first publication of high-speed photographs of hummingbirds in flight. The artists are naturalists, explorers, soldiers, scholars, and hobbyists, all sharing an enthusiasm for birds and a passion for portraying them in lifelike detail.

This collection was generously donated by David B. Dengler, PSU Alumnus 1977.