Public Art

Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon

In Partnership with Cincinnati Nature Center. Martha, the last passenger pigeon, lived out her last days at the Cincinnati Zoo. Despite efforts to save what was once the most numerous bird species in America, Martha died in 1914. Almost one hundred years later, Cincinnati remains committed to wildlife preservation thanks to local organizations like the zoo and Cincinnati Nature Center, and wildlife artist and conservationist John A. Ruthven, dubbed the 20th Century Audubon. This mural reproduces an original masterpiece by Mr. Ruthven that shows Martha and her flock soaring over the historic Bird Run at the Cincinnati Zoo, and serves as a daily reminder to downtown residents, workers and visitors of the importance of wildlife conservation and the reality of extinction.

John A. Ruthven
15 E. Eighth St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Emily Howard, Joshua Mindlin, Eric Ruegg

Adrienne Armstead, Braylyn Bell, Isaiah Berry, Ashlyne Freeman, Julianna Hofmann, Caleb Leonard, Sophorn Long, Sandra Mattingly, Kenesha Moore, Shaquille Moore, Nick Sonnenberg, Natalie Spicker, Ryan Strochinsky, Joseph Adrian Vergara, Madeline Wilberding

The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

2013 Adopt-an-Apprentice Campaign Contributors
Mayor and City of Cincinnati
ArtWorks Board of Trustees
ArtWorks Downtown Fund Member Organizations: PNC Bank, Jack Rouse Associates, Ross Sinclaire & Associates, Bartlett & Co. and Legg Mason Investment Council

Special Thanks to Central Parking, McKinney & Namei, LPK, Traction and JeanRo Bistro.

Tim Parsley