As the calendar turns from summer into fall, the Norton turns a new leaf, too. As youll see in our September Around the Gallery well be hosting the R.W. Norton Art Gallery First Conference in Art History, September 23-24. Read about the speakers wholl be coming from across the country to present papers on the explorations of mind and body in art. Elsewhere in these pages, you can ride Into the Sunset, a look at our elegiac pieces of art of the American West. From the library, we thumb through our 1741 copy of The History of the Life of M. Tullius Cicero. In our botanical gardens you may stroll through plantings of our coleus that bridges in their color the two seasons of summer and fall. Learn about our Greco-Roman Tour, hear the voice of a soldier from the front lines in Korea, and much more.
Great sculptors lived at the turn of the 19th century, among them Auguste Rodin in France, and here in America, the Italian immigrant Attilio Piccirilli. The Norton displays eight works by Rodin, including Head of a Young Girl, and Piccirillis stunning Fragelina, in dazzling white marble. Around the Gallery takes you on a cool, summer stroll through the sculptures, and the lives of these artists. In these pages youll also learn of our special exhibit, Blossom II~Art of Flowers, on display through October 16. Youll find out whats blooming in our Southwest Garden; pick up tips from our landscape director, Kip Dehart, on how to furnish your garden shed; and preview our tours and special speakers for August and September. Around the Gallery is your guide to whats new, whats blooming, and how you can enjoy R.W. Norton Art Gallery.
Ready for a walk through a garden? Come take a look in our newsletter where we preview the new special exhibit Blossom II~Art of Flowers, July 12 October 16, with 83 works of art celebrating a world of blooms and greenery. Well also tour some of the floral art in our own permanent collection, and then step outside to our botanical gardens for a look at a long-beloved summer flowerRose of Sharon. Youll also learn a little vocabulary about flowers as the language of love.