Brookgreen: The Lost Bird Project thru Nov 3

Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

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WHEN
Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
WHERE
Brookgreen Gardens at Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, USA

CONTACT
Brookgreen Gardens
843-235-6000 843-235-6000
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Description
WHEN: 
MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019 TO SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019

This traveling exhibit from The Lost Bird Project depicts the Carolina parakeet, the only parrot species native to the southeastern United States, declared extinct in 1939. The sculpture is being displayed in Brookgreen Gardens’ Arboretum until November 3, 2019.

Todd McGrain, the artist behind The Lost Bird Project, created bronze sculptures of the extinct great auk, Labrador duck, passenger pigeon, heath hen and Carolina parakeet to chronicle humankind’s impact on our changing world. Each sculpture is permanently on display at the location where its species was last seen. The Carolina Parakeet was last observed in the wild in the 1920s near Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in Okeechobee, FL, where a permanent installation is now on display. Since deploying his original sculptures, McGrain has made other castings that travel for various exhibitions.

Along with the installation in the Arboretum, the Bleifeld Gallery is displaying smaller bronze castings of the five sculptures plus drawings and photographs related to the project. 

The artist will be at Brookgreen for a discussion on this work on November 2 at 1:00 p.m.

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Brookgreen Gardens

Phone: 843-235-6000 843-235-6000

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Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, USA

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