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Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Seasonal Greeting: Cardinal
Seasonal Greeting: Cardinal
Born in Manchester, England, John Seerey-Lester has become one of the world's best-known wildlife artists since moving to the U.S. in 1982. Though often celebrated for his life-like depictions of more exotic wild animals like tigers and giraffes, Seerey-Lester is also drawn to more domestic subjects which he studies with the same rigor before putting brush to canvas. He explained his choice for this painting: "I'm always fascinated by the way songbirds are attracted to their own reflections. Although the cardinal is particularly well-know for attacking its reflection in spring . . . this is a winter setting, and . . . his momentary curiosity has just drawn him to investigating it . . ."