Avian Song: Natural History Works from Brenau University’s Permanent Art Collection On View in Brenau’s Renaissance Gallery

AVIAN SONG: Natural History Works from Brenau University’s Permanent Art Collection

The natural history collection on display in Brenau University’s Renaissance Gallery opening April 11th and running through December 5th, encompasses artworks dating from the 1700s to the present, drawing from Brenau University’s Graham Arader Art Collection. These carefully selected original watercolors, lithographs, and engravings vividly capture avian subjects in their natural habitats.

Established by Graham Arader in collaboration with Dr. Michael Stubblefield, the Arader Art Fund at Brenau University is dedicated to expanding its collection of the university’s natural history artwork and integrating them into its academic curriculum. 

Since its inception in late 2018, the Fund has facilitated the acquisition of over 700 pieces, enriching Brenau’s campus with a wealth of artistic representations of the natural world.

This initiative enables Brenau to offer students unparalleled access to an extensive array of natural history art, fostering meaningful integration of artistic expression across various disciplines. With boundless potential for curricular adaptation across departments, this program aims to immerse students in the intersection of art and science, enhancing their educational experience and appreciation for the natural world.

-Gena Brodie Robbins, Director of Galleries and Curator of Permanent Collections

Avian Song will have its opening reception on April 18th during the Historic Gainesville Art Walk from 2-8 PM.

Renaissance Gallery is located on the square at 106 Spring Street, Gainesville, GA 30501