Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Audubon Exhibits in MA, SC

- The Art Room of the New Bedford (MA) Public Library reopens today after a five-year hiatus, SouthCoastToday reports. Among the pieces to be displayed is a full set of Aubudon's Birds of America, donated to the library in 1866 by whaling merchant James Arnold. "The library will hold its grand re-opening of the Art Room on June 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. as part of an AHA! Night in the city. The Art Room will be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m."

- The Upcountry History Museum in Greenville, SC has opened a new exhibit, "South Carolina Naturalists: Audubon in Context." The show runs through 24 September, and includes the University of South Carolina's copy of the Birds as well as works by other early naturalists working in the region. Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.; closed Monday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, $3 for children ages 4-12. Children under 4 years old are free.