Audubon's bird prints

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February 27, 2003|By Lori Sears

John James Audubon's birds will be nesting at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown Saturday through April 27. Or more specifically, reproductions of 50 of his most historically important ornithological paintings will be on view at the museum. The exhibit, Audubon's Fifty Best, features facsimile editions of his original works, using the highest resolution digital imaging technology available. Many prints are from Audubon's original engravings from The Birds of America volumes.

"Audubon's Fifty Best" will be on view Saturday through April 27 at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 91 Key St., Hagerstown. Opening reception 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Free. Call 301-739-5727.

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