National Bird Day – Come See Some Fowl Art

Personally, my feelings about birds could be summed up by this picture:

girl with a bird on her head, screamingBut clearly other people find birds to be less terrifying and actually pleasant, like this:

birds in a landscape

Melchior de Hondecoeter (1636-1695), Dutch Birds in a Landscape Oil on canvas Gift of Mrs. Herbert I. Michael Museum # 1965.017

So in honor of National Bird Day, we invite you to come see some some lovely artistic renditions of our (your) feathered friends. For an extra challenge, can you count how many birds are on display in the UMFA galleries? A prize (the knowledge that you can count birds) is up for grabs!


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