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Kalamazoo Institute of Arts opens Birds of a Feather. John Costin and John James Audubon

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts presents irds of a Feather. John Costin and John James Audubon, an exhibition on view March 24 – June 24, 2012.

John Costin, Anhinga, 1998, hand-colored etching from the Large Florida Birds portfolio Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Gift of Brent Garback and Linda Tremblay

Separated by roughly two centuries, John James Audubon and John Costin both produced spectacular portfolios recording the splendor of American birds. This exhibition pairs images of species featured in Costin’s Large Florida Birds project with the corresponding work by Audubon. Costin’s portfolio is a recent donation to the KIA collection from Brent Garback and Linda Tremblay. The Audubon prints are from the 1971 Theatrum, Orbis Terrarum, Amsterdam, reprint of the original Birds of America publication, and are on loan from Kalamazoo College. The portfolio was a gift to Kalamazoo College’s A.M. Todd Rare Book Room collection by Mrs. Merrill Taylor.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a special place, both a museum and community art school. Since 1924 it’s mission has been to cultivate both the creation and appreciation of the visual arts.

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