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Book signing and presentation: “Philip Henry Gosse: From the Butterflies of Alabama to the Birds of Jamaica”

April 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Birmingham Audubon and Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art for an evening celebration of early Alabama naturalist Philip Henry Gosse, with special guests Dr. Gary Mullen and Dr. Taylor Littleton, authors of Philip Henry Gosse: Science and Art in Letters from Alabama and Entomologia Alabamensis (University of Alabama Press).

This free, public event begins with a book signing at 5 p.m., followed by a 6 p.m. talk by Dr. Mullen and Dr. Littleton on Gosse’s influential later monograph, The Birds of Jamaica. A reception, with additional opportunities for book signing and conversation, begins at 7:15.

Visitors are encouraged to come early for an opportunity to browse the museum’s exceptional holdings in American art—including the Louise Hauss & David Brent Miller Audubon Collection, featuring prints of our organization’s namesake, the great Franco-American artist-naturalist John James Audubon.

Headshot of Dr. Taylor Littleton

Dr. Taylor Littleton is Mosley Professor Emeritus of Science and Humanities at Auburn University. He is the author of The Color of Silver:William Spratling, His Life and Art (LSU Press. 2nd ed., 2004) and co-author, with Maltby Sykes, of Advancing American Art: Painting. Politics, and Cultural Confrontations at Mid-Century (University of Alabama Press, 2nd ed., 2006). He is also author of “A Present for My Country, “ John James Audubon’s American Voice (JCSM, 2008), and co-author with Gary Mullen, of Philip Henry Gosse: Science and Art in Letters from Alabama and Entomologia Alabamensis.

Headshot of Dr. Gary Mullen

Dr. Gary Mullen is Professor of Entomology Emeritus at Auburn University and co-editor, with Lance A. Durden, of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, as well as co-author, with Taylor Littleton, of Philip Henry Gosse: Science and Art in Letters from Alabama and Entomologia Alabamensis.

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Date:
April 13
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University
901 S College Street
Auburn, AL 36849 United States
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