The School of Visual Arts in New York City will host a preview screening of “The Lost Bird Project,” documenting Cornell associate professor of art Todd McGrain’s series of sculptural works preserving the memory of five extinct North American bird species, including the passenger pigeon and great auk.
McGrain has installed his six-foot-tall bronze sculptures at or near the locations where each bird was last seen. His Labrador duck sculpture is in Brand Park in Elmira, N.Y., south of Ithaca.
The screening is Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m., following a 7 p.m. reception at the SVA Theatre, 333 W. 23rd St. The Middlemarch Films release will be followed by a book on the project. Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology has displayed McGrain’s work and has been promoting the project.
- Daniel Aloi