Sports & Outdoors, Words, Visual Arts, Summer Guide

John James Audubon: The Birds of America (1856)

When: Tue., June 27, 6 p.m.

The Spokane Public Library’s Northwest Room hosts a special rare book viewing for two of John James Audubon’s most well-known works, bringing out from its collection an 1854 edition of Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America and an 1856 edition of The Birds of America. Audubon’s highly detailed and visually striking depictions in Birds established him as one of the world’s greatest ornithologists. “The images speak for themselves, because they are really something pretty unique,” says Northwest Room librarian Riva Dean, who wanted to display these visually appealing and well-preserved books because of previous success with events to showcase the photography of Edward S. Curtis’ The North American Indian.

Tue, June 27 from 6-7 pm • Free • Downtown Spokane Library, LevelUp space (third floor) • 906 W. Main • spokanelibrary.org

Forrest Holt

Price: Free

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