30 July 2008
New Fuertes exhibit at the Field Museum
The Painted Bird: Louis Agassiz Fuertes is an exciting new exhibit opening at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago in a few weeks. It runs from 12 September 2008—Sunday, 4 January 2009. Several of the pieces on display are the renowned Abyssinia paintings, arguably some of the best works he ever painted and certainly notable in that they were his last. These works were completed during the 1926 Field Museum expedition to Abyssinia (now Ethiopia). Fuertes died tragically just three months after the expeditions culmination.