Birds of America

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.