Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, SC, Offers Lecture on John James Audubon – Sept. 15, 2011

The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, SC, is pleased to feature Ron Roth on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2011, at 1pm. John James Audubon is one of the towering figures in American Art. His life’s work, the Birds of America, includes portraits from nature of over 1,000 birds representing 435 species in their typical habitats. It took 18 years to complete his master work. From 1820 to 1838, Audubon’s travels took him from the shores of Labrador, the islands of Key West, the marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry and many places in between.


John James Audubon

This presentation provides audiences with insight into Audubon’s ambitious, self styled role as adventurer, artist and natural scientist. In addition to providing an overview of Audubon and his era, the presentation focuses on his work in the Carolina Lowcountry.

Ron Roth is a former Director of the Reading Public Museum and the Nebraska Museum of Art. He has curated or co-curated thirty art exhibitions ranging from the Patriotic Paintings of N.C. Wyeth to a collaborative installation with international glass artist Dale Chihuly.

A $5.00 per person donation is requested and reservations are required by calling 843/689-6767 ext 223. This program is partially sponsored by the South Carolina Humanities Council.


Photo by Carol Clemens

The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn is currently present the exhibit, Wading and Diving – Birds in the Lowcountry Salt Marsh, featuring photographs by Eric Horan, Fran Baer, Chris Hefter, Carol Clemens and Juergen Thiessen. The exhibit is on view through Sept. 20, 2011.

For further information call the Museum at 843-689-3033 or visit (www.coastaldiscovery.org).

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