Artists are fascinated by birds, their physical appearance, their alluring behaviors, and their symbolic meaning. Some artists find the plumage of birds irresistible—Louis Comfort Tiffany and the parrot, for example, or Martin Johnson Heade and the hummingbird. Other artists are captivated by the endearing charm of the sparrow or the elegance of the peacock. Our lively engagement calendar takes the reader on a bird watching tour throughout the Museum's many departments, from farm fowl in a polychrome woodblock print by Hokusai to feathered friends found in the Cloisters' Unicorn tapestries.
124 pages with 56 full-color illustrations. Spiral bound. Gift boxed. 7 1/8'' x 8 7/8''.