Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters, and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Although we know Audubon today primarily for his devotion to birds, he was more than a chronicler of flying creatures. This exhibition features some of his greatest depictions of North America’s four-legged animals in their natural habitats, from swamps to savannahs.
This exhibition will close temporarily on February 1; it will reopen on February 21. Ever since Leonardo da Vinci created his celebrated Mona Lisa, artists have tried to paint portraits as distinctive as this Renaissance masterpiece. See how Texas artists established their own portrait tradition in this installation that pairs artists’ self-portraits with those of their close friends, relatives, and colleagues.