Exhibit | March 4, 2013

The North American Experience: Early America Illustrated

Cincinnati, OH — March 2013: The first Natural History of North America was published in 1731 by an Englishman, Mark Catesby. Since that time, there has been a steady stream of works on that subject, an attempt to identify what new and amazing life was here.  These early naturalist explorers used words and images to describe an as yet little known continent and its natural inhabitants.

The North American Experience: Early America Illustrated with “Forms of Life” Art Exhibition by the 5300 Group opens to the public March 25, 2013 — runs through June 21, 2013.

Come to the Lloyd Library and Museum to see these early works and find out what the Ohio Valley and other parts of North America were really like in the days before it was settled by European immigrants.  Rare and fascinating books from the 18th and 19th centuries in black and white and full color will be on display for your viewing pleasure.

The 5300 Group is a collection of local artists and kindred spirits who have been together since 2008, working in a variety of media and exploring a wide assortment of subjects. Individual members have shown their work locally, regionally, and nationally in juried exhibitions. As a group they have held shows at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, The Barn in Mariemont, and Betts House. This is their first appearance at the Lloyd Library.


Exhibition Opening:  March 23, 4-7 p.m., with brief lecture at 4:30 by Devere Burt (formerly of the Cincinnati Natural History Museum) on the early Ohio Valley and John James Audubon.  Reception follows.


About the Lloyd: The Lloyd Library and Museum, a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization, is a local and regional cultural treasure, which began in the 19th century as a research library for Lloyd Brothers Pharmacists, Inc., one of the leading pharmaceutical companies of the period.  Our mission is to collect and maintain a library of botanical, medical, pharmaceutical, and scientific books and periodicals, and works of allied sciences that serve the scientific research community, as well as constituents of the general public, through library services and programming that bring science, art, and history to life.  For more information, visit the Lloyd website at www.lloydlibrary.org.