Illuminating Birds

artist Jane Kim

Associate Curator of Ornithology Dr. Jason Weckstein, and Artist Jane Kim at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Illuminating Birds is a unique exhibition at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, blending gallery and studio to celebrate the timeless allure of bird illustration and literature. As the exhibition unfolds, avian artist-in-residence Jane Kim, whose work reflects current concerns about biodiversity loss and climate change, will create a new public mural for Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood. Her work to develop the mural will offer a tangible connection to these urgent themes, underscoring the enduring appeal of drawing and writing about birds.


City of Philadelphia
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University