Birds of America
September 30, 2011
In the early 1800’s, John Audubon decided to paint a portrait of every bird in North America. The work he produced over the course of many years was collected in a giant book called “The Birds of America.” Only 120 copies are known to exist today, and one of them is right here in Minnesota, inside a climate controlled vault at the Minneapolis Central Library.
The Minneapolis Athenaeum, which owns the rare treasure, invited KFAI Reporter Susan
Gray to a special viewing for Audubon members.
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