Art on Display
Beautiful works of art - some permanent and some temporary - are on display in the library...
Permanent Hung Installations
Cormorants Against Sunset, an oil painting created in 1910 by Christian Midjo, is on long term display in the library.
Three Audubon Society Bird Identification Posters, created by Louis Agassiz Fuertes for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, are also on long term display in the library.
Audubon Chart no. 1, published in 1898 by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, details Chimney Swift to Chipping Sparrow.
Audubon Chart no. 2, published in 1900 by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, details Red-headed Woodpecker to Vesper Sparrow.
Audubon Chart no. 3, published in 1912 by the Milton Bradley Company of Springfield Massachusetts, was printed in Massachusetts by Louis Agassiz Fuertes for the Massachusetts Audubon Society. It details Northern Shrike to Red-breasted Nuthatch.
Semi-Permanent Hung Installations
Louis Agassiz Fuertes' Gyrfalcon print, dated June 3, 1926
Peregrine Falcon, wood carving by Dr. Ronald E. Kagarise
Available to View
Thanks to donations and the financial support of many Lab of Ornithology friends and members, the Adelson Library is privileged to own many rare and beautiful books which we are proud to make available in the library, including:
Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life by Todd Oldham - a gift of Susan and Phil Bartels, published in 2007 by AMMO, American Modern Books. The book, still in its original decorated case, is being preserved by the library as a work of art in its own right. Please stop by to read it, or to simply enjoy the pictures. We have several publications with artistic contributions by Charley Harper in the library collection. If requested in advance, a special tour of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's hanging Charley Harper print collection can be arranged.
John James Audubon’s Birds of America, edited by Roger Tory Peterson & Virginia Marie Peterson. Known as the Audubon Society "baby elephant folio", this limited edition reproduction is a beautiful and valuable resource for understanding changes in ornithology and the perception of birds through time.