Exhibition Opening – Sketching Splendor: American Natural History, 1750-1850

American Philosophical Society

Friday, April 12, 2024 5:30 pm EDT

APS Museum
104 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join us to get the first look at the APS Museum's latest exhibition --- Sketching Splendor: American Natural History, 1750-1850.
Sketching Splendor explores how William Bartram, Titian Ramsay Peale, and John James Audubon made sense of nature’s complexities through their writings, drawings, and watercolors. It highlights their approaches to capturing the natural world during a time of rapid intellectual, social, and political change. Highlights include William Bartram’s map of the Alachua Savanna, Titian Ramsay Peale’s watercolors from the Long Expedition, and one volume of John James Audubon’s original Birds of America. A video installation titled Field Companion, 2021, by Philadelphia-based artists Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib will also be on view. 
Enjoy light refreshments and explore the exhibition. The Education and Curatorial staff will be available throughout the evening to answer any questions and share special perspectives on the behind the scenes preparation for the exhibition.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessing this event, please contact the education office at MuseumEducation@AmPhilSoc.org. We appreciate two weeks of advance notice for any accessibility requests. 
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