Audubon Mural Project in Hamilton Heights
(Now also available as a one hour Virtual Walking Tour on Zoom, featuring over 40 murals! All virtual tours include live transcription of the text to make the tour more accessible for attendees with hearing impairment. Please contact me for more details about the virtual tour.)
The Audubon Mural Project Walking Tour in NYC showcases about 24 murals of North American birds in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood where John James Audubon lived for the last decade of his life.
More about this project: The goal of the Audubon Mural Project is to create murals of over 300 birds in the northern Manhattan neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights. This is the neighborhood where the great naturalist John James Audubon lived from 1841 – 1851.
All of the birds being painted have been identified by the National Audubon Society as being threatened by climate change. So the project is designed not only to help us appreciate the beauty of the birds, but also to make us aware of the challenges that they face. Because the artists have license to represent the birds in the way that they choose, there is tremendous variation in the styles of painting. The murals range from lovely panels that fill in a former window to spectacular paintings covering the entire side of a building. This is a unique project that is thrilling to see!
More about this tour: In addition to seeing about 2 dozen murals, we will visit John James Audubon’s impressive gravesite in the Trinity Church Cemetery.
Time: 2.25 hours
$36 per ticket