Audubon of the West: Andrew Jackson Grayson

William Jewett's popular painting, 'The Promised Land' (1850)
Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 22, 2004 5:00 pm. to 7:00 pm.
Merced County Courthouse Museum
21st and N Streets
Lynn Ash, a local bird lover, presents "backyard birding."
Richard Albers from the Merced National Wildlife gives a PowerPoint presentation,
"MNWR: A Bird's Winter Wonderland."

This traveling museum exhibit tells the fascinating story of one of the least-known and most accomplished ornithologists and bird painters of the 19th Century. Exhibit visitors will enjoy 38 color panels and plates displaying the exquisite artistry of Andrew Jackson Grayson. Biographical and interpretive materials explore Grayson's life and art, and examine such themes as the study of birds, bird painting and bird watching. The exhibit is presented by the Merced County Courthouse Museum, the California Council for the Humanities, and the California Exhibition Resources Alliance.

It opens at the Merced County Courthouse Museum on April 22, 2004 and runs until June 24, 2004.

*William Jewett's popular painting, "The Promised Land" (1850), shows Grayson, wife Frances, and son Ned in a romantic depiction of their first view of California.

Courtesy of Terra Museum of American Art, the California Exhibition Resources Alliance (CERA) and the California Council for the Humanities (CCH).