From February 14 through May 31, 2020, our original exhibition at Polk Presidential Hall is "Audubon: Nature & Nation" featuring the works of the renowned artist and naturalist John James Audubon. The exhibition features twelve original Audubon prints from BIRDS OF AMERICA on loan from the Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Delaware, as well as related artifacts from the Tennessee State Museum, the Tennessee Agricultural Museum, and private collectors. Admission to "Audubon" is included with the regular Polk Home admission, though guests may also buy tickets for only the exhibit for $5 per adult and $3 per child.
The exhibition explores Audubon's artistic works as well as their context on the early 19th century frontier, one which Audubon and James K. Polk shared. Put in conversation with objects of everyday life in the West, the prints tell the fascinating story of Americans' quest to understand the natural world and their growing nation.
"Audubon" is funded in part by a grant from the Maury County Historical Society. For additional information, call the Polk Home at (931) 388-2354.