American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter John James Audubon is best known for his masterwork Birds of North America. Audubon’s final and less well-known project was his artistic compendium on the mammals of North America, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.
Four on the Floor, the Museum’s interactive and family-friendly winter exhibition, will feature Audubon’s entire portfolio, including more than 100 detailed and wonderfully illustrated images. In addition, an in-depth ecological review will highlight the historical and present-day ranges, habitat, population changes, and current and historical threats of 16 Colorado Plateau mammals including the mountain lion, javelina, and ring-tail cat.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
Whether you go or not, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint), is a reproduction of this important historical work, produced using state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy.