Open Memorial Day

The Museum will be open on Monday, May 28, from 10 am – 6 pm.

Audubon’s Aviary Gallery Tour
Gallery Tours
Roberta Olson
Mon, April 22nd, 2013 | 11:00 am
(Members $18)

Note: This event is sold out



This spring, the New-York Historical Society celebrates the sesquicentennial of its purchase of the 470 avian watercolors by Audubon, including the 435 models for The Birds of America, from Lucy Bakewell Audubon in 1863.

Join curator Roberta Olson for a tour of the first installment of a sweeping three-part exhibition that will showcase every masterpiece from New-York Historical’s unparalleled collection of John James Audubon’s preparatory watercolors for The Birds of America (1827–38), as well as major loans of Audubon's “early birds” from Harvard University and the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de la Rochelle. Gallery tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.


Roberta Olson is Curator of Drawings at the New-York Historical Society and the curator of Audubon’s Aviary: Part I of the Complete Flock.


New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Streets


To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.


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