Welcome to summer at the museum! This month in "Around the Gallery" we delve further into the mystery of our tapestries, crack open our rare volume of The Canterbury Tales, and admire the daylilies in our summer garden. We take you on a "'Round the World" walking tour, hear the voice of a Vietnam veteran, and announce the upcoming June 11 presentation by Dr. Gary Joiner, "Louisiana Dreams: Thoughts on Explorers and
Cartographers." With Dr. Joiner, you'll explore streams and lands near and far through our exquisite rare map collection. We hope you find your way to the museum this summer.
Tapestries, tours, and a new gallery await you here in the newsletter and at the museum. Well give you a first look at our new and improved Russell Art Gallery, then stroll through a collection of Cuban art, and stop to admire ferns that grow beneath your feet and above your head in our new Maple Ridge Garden. While you learn whats ready to be pruned in your own garden, well whet your sweet tooth with a recipe from the Renaissance.
This month in Around the Gallery, well give you a quick tour of our 40 acres of grounds and botanical gardens, but you really need to come see for yourself while thousands of azaleas and other spring flowers are blooming. Elsewhere in the newsletter youll learn about the artist Peter Moran, and sample some of the writing of Charles Marion Russell, whose autobiography is just one of 12,000 rare and first edition volumes in our library. Among other articles, youll read about our Greco-Roman Outdoor Tour, our 1st LSUS Fine Arts Symposium, both in April, and the continuing exhibition Great Masters of Cuban Art: 1800-1958. Youll not want to miss these programs!