Friday, June 23, 2017 to Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Peregrine Returns: The Art and Architecture of an Urban Raptor Recovery

Painting showing a peregrine falcon standing on left side, with Chicago's Grant Park and Museum Campus visible beyond.

Friday, June 23, 2017 to Sunday, June 24, 2018

In the 1950s, peregrine falcons were going extinct throughout North America. But peregrines are back! And these extraordinary cliff-dwelling birds now make their home in Chicago’s Loop and neighborhoods—sometimes literally right outside people’s windows.

Experience the superb watercolor paintings of The Field’s artist-in-residence Peggy Macnamara, who portrays how Chicago’s architecture has enabled peregrines to survive and thrive. Learn about the decades-long research and hard-won successes of The Field’s Mary Hennen to save peregrines, and how citizen scientists were crucial to the effort.

This exhibition is organized by The Field Museum.

Image © Peggy Macnamara