The Audubon Mural Project: NYC Street Art for Endangered Birds
November 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST| $10
The Audubon Bird Mural Project is a collaboration between the National Audubon Society and Avi Gitler, an art dealer and collector. The Project is an impressive effort to create murals of over 300 North American birds, mainly in the Harlem neighborhoods where John James Audubon lived the last ten years of his life. Since all of the birds painted are threatened by climate change, the Project is designed not only to display the birds’ beauty, but also to make us aware of the challenges that they face. The artworks range from lovely panels that fill in a former window to spectacular murals covering the entire side of a building. We will see over 40 murals, plus Audubon’s grave site, in a 70-minute slide and video presentation with live commentary. There will be time afterwards for Q&A.
$10 fee includes access to watch webinar in real time and to recording to watch at your convenience for the next week.
The guide is Leigh Hallingby (harlemwalks.com), a licensed NYC tour guide who has led over 100 actual and virtual tours of the Audubon Mural Project.