Moore Lab of Zoology & Special Collections and College Archives present an opening reception for 100 Years of The Birds of California
You are cordially invited to a celebration of objects, performance, and prose featuring William Leon Dawson’s The Birds of California volumes, first published one-hundred years ago in 1923. In his writings, Dawson captured a comprehensive scope of complete, scientific, and popular accounts of the “vividly contrasting and kaleidoscopic” bird life found here in the Golden State. With books, art, and taxidermy from the collections of the Moore Lab of Zoology and Special Collections and College Archives, the exhibit explores the author, his dazzling writing, and the benefactor and painter who made The Birds of California come to life.
Join us for the opening reception of 100 Years of The Birds of California
Thursday, November 30 / 4:30-6:30 p.m.
At Occidental College Mary Norton Clapp Library and Academic Commons Braun Room & Exterior, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles CA 90041
Festive attire is welcome! Hors d'oeuvres & refreshments will be plenty.
Parking & Directions
Directions (and a campus map) to Occidental College Mary Norton Clapp Library and Academic Commons can be found here. The reception will be located in the Braun Room and exterior space within the library.
Street parking is available all along Campus Road. Limited parking will be available in the lot located behind the library and Bell Field and closest to the entrance at the intersection of Campus Road and Armadale Avenue. From there, it’s about a five minute walk. Head north on American Way, right on Weller Road and take a left on the first street onto campus (if you’re on Bird Road, you're too far). Mary Norton Clapp Library and Academic Commons will be the first building on your left.
Books, Art & Objects
On View / November 30, 2023 - February 29, 2024
(Photo of an Allen's Hummingbird by Alana Pizarro)