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Hagen Illustrates Birds of North America

October 04, 2021
Great horned owl by Susan Hagen, watercolor ; Susan Hagen
Susan Hagen

Susan Hagen '80 is featured in the exhibition Birds of North America at The Drawing Room.

A 128-page book, featuring 82 of Susan Hagen's miniature drawings of North American Birds, accompanies the exhibition. Hagen encountered the birds mostly while walking in wetlands, forests, and urban landscapes in and around Philadelphia in 2020-21. The format of the text, by collaborating poets Nathalie Anderson and Lisa Sewell, is derived from the rondelet, whose back and forth structures echo the way birds call and sing to each other across space. The book was beautifully designed by Andrea Hemmann of GHI Design and can be purchased at The Drawing Room and the Wagner Free Institute of Science.

Susan Hagen: Birds of North America
October 3–November 14
The Drawing Room (Philadephia, Pennsylvania)
Opening Reception: October 3, 3:00–6:00 p.m.
Virtual Poetry Reading and Artist Talk: October 7, 7:00 p.m.
Birding Walk: October 23, 8:00–10:00 a.m.
Book Presentation and Poetry Reading: November 4, 6:00 p.m.

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