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Opening Reception

Audubon Mural Project: Photographs by Gail Albert Halaban

Thursday, October 3

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY

Join Aperture for the opening reception of Audubon Mural Project: Photographs by Gail Albert Halaban.

A collaboration between the National Audubon Society and Gitler &_____, the Audubon Mural Project has commissioned a spectrum of artists—from fine-art painters to graffiti artists—to create murals of imperiled birds, with each mural loosely based on the watercolors of John James Audubon, the pioneering nineteenth-century ornithologist. The murals are sited in and around the Washington Heights neighborhood, where John James Audubon lived and worked.

In 2019, at the initiative of Jill Fairchild, the artist Gail Albert Halaban was commissioned to document a selection of these murals before—given the transient nature of street art—they begin to fade or disappear. Albert Halaban’s resulting photographs place the murals within the context of the community. The photographs, like the murals themselves, serve to remind us that birds and people coexist, and that we both need a healthy environment in order to survive.

Works featured in this exhibition are available for sale, with proceeds benefiting the National Audubon Society and supporting Aperture’s publishing and public programs.

For more information about the Audubon Mural Project or to sponsor a future bird mural, visit

This exhibition is made possible with the generous support of Jill Fairchild.

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Audubon Mural Project: Photographs by Gail Albert Halaban