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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19013

American Wildlife Art

Thursday Sep 26 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

David J. Wagner is one of the world’s leading authors, curators, and researchers of wildlife art. Join us in the Academy Library as he tells the story of the evolution of wildlife art in America.

He will trace the history of wildlife art from early watercolors, to John James Audubon’s seminal The Birds of America, to artists’ modern accomplishments in the genre. Copies of American Wildlife Art will be available for purchase, and a book signing will follow the talk.

David Wagner received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He wrote his dissertation on American wildlife art while at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Oregon. He has also organized several landmark conferences on the subject throughout the country.  Wagner received a grant from the Robert S. and Grayce B. Kerr Foundation in order to research and develop American Wildlife Art, which has become a standard reference book on the subject.

Free and open to the public
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Dr. Wagner’s talk at the Academy is in conjunction with the opening of an exhibit based on his book at the Allentown Art Museum. The exhibit will  open on September 29 and run through December 29. For more information please visit 

The official website of American Wildlife Art can be found at

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