The Art of Saving Cranes Exhibit
October 28, 2023 – February 18, 2024
Experience the beauty of cranes in art at a special exhibition, “The Art of Saving Cranes: 50 Years of Conservation at the International Crane Foundation,” on view at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, Ill. beginning Oct. 28 through Feb. 18, 2024.
The special exhibition marks the first time the International Crane Foundation has highlighted part of its art collection outside the Foundation’s Baraboo, Wis., headquarters. The display includes 12 paintings, prints and other mediums donated or created over the past 50 years. Works on display illustrate the fragility and resilience of the world’s 15 species of cranes and people coming together to protect cranes and their habitats, with works by artists Victor Bakhtin (Soviet Union) and David Rankin (Ohio).
Founded 50 years ago by ornithologists George Archibald, Ph.D., and Ron Sauey, Ph.D., the International Crane Foundation works with staff and partners across the globe to protect cranes. The work includes collaborating with researchers, scientists and the people and communities to provide innovative programs that protect and save ecosystems, watersheds and crane flyways, which are the pathways cranes migrate each year.
The “Art of Saving Cranes” exhibit is included with museum admission and will be on display during normal museum hours. Learn more and plan your visit.