30 Onderdonk Ave.
Manhasset, NY 11030
Description: Meleagris gallopavo, is the wild turkey native to North America, the distant parent of the forty-six million turkeys that will be eaten across the country this Thanksgiving. The turkey is a the main course but the bird was once proposed by Ben Franklin as the National symbol. While the bird was never adopted as Franklin proposed, it was represented by a number of visual artists from the ancient Maya, John James Audubon, Claude Monet, Norman Rockwell and John Currin just to name a few. The lecture will present a visual feast of artworks that relate to the American autumnal holiday known as �Thanksgiving.�