This exhibit will feature historical documents and photographs from the RISD Archives that highlight the founding of the school. It is planned in conjunction with the launching of a new RISD publication of the same name.
Representing the Wild: 19th and 20th Century Illustrations of Birds and Animals
July 15 - September 26, 2009
Curated by Laurie Whitehill Chong
The exhibit will feature 19th century books by John J. Audubon, Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, among others, on loan to the Fleet Library at RISD from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Also included will be 20th century RISD student drawings of birds and animals and taxidermy specimens from the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab collections.