Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art explores the fascination with this most glamorous of birds. Strutting in his sapphire-blue and emerald-green feathers, the peacock symbolizes all things vain and beautiful in centuries of painting, sculpture, in books and myth, and on clothes that swirl and shine like the iridescent bird himself. Intrigued by the exotic art of Asia that prized and portrayed the peacock, Western artists and craftsmen chose the peacock as a multi-faceted motif for designs on canvas and for objets d’art in the home. The Hudson Museum presents this exhibit as the first scholarly survey of the peacock in art.
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave
(914) 963-4550; www.hrm.org
Exhibit runs October 11, 2014 through January 18, 2015