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A bird I do not know: Art Installation by Jane Marsching
March 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Artist Talk and Reception: Thursday, March 29, 5:00 P.M.
Exhibit on View: March 29–May 4
The Eskimo Curlew is a ghost species of bird, with only a few unconfirmed sightings, no sound recordings,and a handful of blurry photographs. It was once so numerous that the sky was darkened for much of an hour as a flock flew overhead. It migrated farther than any other bird, from the boreal forests of Canada to the tip of South America. It was officially last seen decades ago. What does it mean to have lost an entire species? Does it matter? Can we feel the loss of something we have never seen? Through texts, sound, images, and sculptures, A bird I do not know takes up the search for the lost Eskimo Curlew.