Of Birds and Texas: The Art of Stuart & Scott Gentling
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
On View July 22 through October 16
On display will be 40 framed lithographs of watercolors by two of
Texas’ most distinguished artists in ornithological renderings, Stuart and
Fascinated by the work of John James Audubon, who traveled North America in the 1800s sketching and painting native birds and animals, the Gentling brothers traveled Texas in the mid- 1980s to capture this state’s abundant bird life on canvas. Texas, because of its geographic location and rich ecological regions, is the permanent or temporary home to over 600 species of birds.
The brother’s dream was to create a large-scale portfolio (termed an elephant folio) of the birds, with written commentary. When Of Birds & Texas was introduced in 1986, the late Texas writer A.C. Greene hailed the finished project as “the most stunning and prodigious book in Texas history.” Of Birds and Texas Exhibit will be at The Bryan Museum from July 22nd through October 16, 2022.
The museum is also partnering with The Galveston Bay Foundation and the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council to create workshops and design educational features that will enhance the exhibit.