Audubon Mural Project: A Virtual Walking Tour with Leigh Hallingby
April 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Via Zoom, Registration required. Please register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrc-GvqDsoEtPNZYdUq0A6Lmg1SK2YLPiK
The Audubon Mural Project is an impressive effort to create murals of over 300 North American birds. Most of the murals are in the Harlem neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights, where John James Audubon lived the last ten years of his life. Since all of the birds painted are threatened by climate change, the Project is designed, not only to display the birds’ beauty, but also to make us aware of the challenges that they face. The artworks range from lovely panels that fill in a former window to spectacular murals covering the entire side of a building. We will see about 40 murals, plus Audubon’s grave site, in a 50-minute slide presentation with live commentary. There will be time afterwards for Q&A.
Leigh is a licensed NYC tour guide who specializes in Harlem, Morningside Heights, and the Upper West Side. She is passionate about exploring all five boroughs and beyond on foot, mostly through organized walking tours. Leigh is retired from a 36-year career as a non-profit librarian. She loves doing research about the neighborhoods in which she gives tours and sharing the information about them with attendees. Leigh is a collector, genealogist, and lover of arts, culture, and travel. She lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.