Keep the Spirit of the Lost Birds Alive
As part of Tiger Giving Day 2018, the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art would like to initiate a new conversation prompted by the art on the grounds, focus on animal conservation and protection, and request that you donate to protect the art that inspires.
Currently on loan to the museum, “The Lost Birds” by Todd McGrain sits on the northeast side of the museum and depicts five of the now extinct birds of North America.
The elegance and monumentality of these sculptures can only be matched by their power to generate deeper conversations, such as our shared responsibility in the avertable extinction of entire species across the globe.
In 2017, the museum was able to use funds from the Miller Audubon Endowment to permanently acquire one of the birds in the installation -- the sculpture of the Carolina Parakeet, marking the centennial anniversary of its extinction. While we were happy to have one safely in the nest, we do not want to lose the remaining pieces of this beautiful installation.
Your gift today will go towards an ongoing effort to make the JCSM grounds a permanent home for “The Lost Birds.” Thank you in advance for your support, and War Eagle!