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Celebrating the Winter Crow Roost: Opening Reception
January 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Essex Art Center is pleased to present exhibitions and programs built around the theme of American Crows and Fish Crows. In cultures around the world, myths have grown up around crows. They are portrayed as tricksters, omens, or bringers of light. For centuries crows have captured the attention of artists. Ancient Arabs illustrated manuscripts with paintings of crows. Naturalists like John James Audubon created realistic images. Van Gogh is famous for his painting “Wheat Fields With Crows.” Like artists and storytellers throughout time, we hope you come to be fascinated by these amazing birds!