Often, typical birdwatching experiences involve treks into quiet or obscure areas, high-powered binoculars, and patience. As an alternative to slogging through shallow waters, swatting mosquitos, and braving cold or rainy weather, the Woodson Art Museum’s collection offers the best indoor birdwatching to be found. Birdwatching: Selections from the Collection includes historic works by Jessie Arms Botke, Rubens Peale, and Percival L. Rosseau.
Rubens Peale, Two Ruffed Grouse, 1864, oil on canvas mounted on board
Percival L. Rosseau, Ducks in Flight, ca. 1925, oil on canvas
Frederick S. Batcheller, Birds on a Green Beam, 1882, oil on canvas
Frank W. Benson, Eiders in Flight, ca. 1913, ink wash and graphite on paper
Jessie Arms Botke, Salmon-crested Cockatoo, ca. 1930, oil on canvas on board
Fidelia Bridges, Goldfinch and Thistle, ca. 1865, oil on Devoe Academy board
Emil Soren Carlsen, Still Life with Mallard and Teal, 1892, oil on canvas
John Steuart Curry, Grant Wood, 1937, pastel, colored pencil, and pencil on paper on board
Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Seagulls, 1909, watercolor on paper
Bruno Liljefors, Snipe in the Marsh, 1908, oil on canvas
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