The Raptor Center presented a program on the opening night of the Flights of Fancy exhibit at the Goldstein Museum of Design, on the St Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. The topic of the exhibit (and the program TRC presented) was historical and contemporary use of feathers in western fashion, including the origins of feathers commonly used in clothing, the international feather trade, activisim and laws designed to protect endangered bird populations, and the psychological appeal of wearing feathers.
The exhibit is free, and continues to September 12.
The following photos show some of the exhibit pieces, including poster designs by University students. You can see photos of some of TRC's education birds incorporated into the designs!