A Selection from Audubon's Final Masterpiece


Sat, Jan 12, 2019 to
Mon, Mar 04, 2019

First come, first served.

Lynx Canadensis, Geoff. Canada Lynx.

This exhibition is open during Central Library's hours of operation.

John James Audubon, best known for his spectacular Birds of North America (published 1827-1838), is less known for his final project: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.

He began the project in 1842 to document all four-legged North American mammals that "produced living young within the body." Despite complications, the project was completed in 1848 with 150 hand-colored lithographs on Imperial folio paper. More than half were created by Audubon's son, John Woodhouse Audubon.

The prints in this exhibition are a selection from the library’s special collections.

For more information contact Jim Carmin, Curator, John Wilson Special Collections, at 503.988.6287 or jimc@multcolib.org.

Made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to our library’s leadership, innovation and reach through private support.

Target audience:

Adults, Families, 50+, Teens

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