Newly Opened Art Exhibition at the Center for Missouri Studies: Native Creatures

American Bison by John James Audubon

 

 

  • Native Creatures: The Indigenous Mammals and Birds of Missouri

    Jan
    26
    Jan 26 – Mar 26, 2021
    Where

    Center for Missouri Studies
    Art Gallery, First Floor
    605 Elm Street
    Columbia, MO 65201

    American Crow by John James Audubon.

    Where

    Center for Missouri Studies
    Art Gallery, First Floor
    605 Elm Street
    Columbia, MO 65201

    As we commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial, Native Creatures: The Indigenous Mammals and Birds of Missouri explores images of animals that inhabited Missouri at the time the territory became a state in 1821.  Images created in that era by John James Audubon and Karl Bodmer depict animals and birds that are still found in Missouri, as well as some that are now extinct or extirpated.  Later works by artists such as Charles Schwartz and Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling represent Missouri’s biological diversity and encourage viewers to consider how settlement, industrialization, and agriculture have changed our ecosystems.

    Visiting the Gallery