Come join us in this issue of Around the Gallery for a sneak peek of our annual December exhibition. Christmas: A Journey in Image and Word celebrates the season with displays of religious and secular works of art, all from the Nortons permanent collection. December, youll learn, is also a good time to stroll through our botanical gardens to see some gifts of the season. Youll also read about our First Saturday Christmas Tour, set for December 3; meet Fr. Jason Foster wholl present a history of iconography on December 17; learn more about our special exhibition, American Legacy: Our National Parks: On Location with the Plein-Air Painters of America; and much more. This month, when you make your list and check it twice, be sure to put down a gift to yourself: a visit to the Norton.
Join us in this cool, colorful month as we feature an exhibit delving into the heart of Louisiana legend: 21 drawings by 19th century artist Joseph Boggs Beale illustrating Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's classic, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie. In our "First Saturday Tour" we look at immigrant artists in America. We'll also study the work of silversmith Paul Revere (yes, that Paul Revere), stroll through fall flowers in the botanical garden, and learn about upcoming events for Christmas and a new special exhibit on national parks. November begins a eventful winter season at the Norton.
We regret to announce that the South Highlands Tiger Chorus under the direction of Charles Brutus will not be able to appear at the Norton on December 10th as planned. We hope that at some point in the future we can welcome the South Highlands Tiger Chorus back to the Gallery. Please join us at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery throughout the Holiday season for events featuring our Norton Christmas Exhibition, First Saturday Tour: Christmas Tour, and Saturday Speaker Series featuring Father Jason Foster of Holy Nativity of the Lord Orthodox Church.
A few months ago, an intrepid group of 10 students and several dedicated teachers created a new concept in summer camp. In these pages of Around the Gallery, you'll learn about our new Norton smART Camp from Emily Meyers, our director of education. Read on, and youll see that azaleas in our botanical garden step up for an autumn encore. Of course, October brings Halloween, when we offer a delightfully spooky tour of the museum. Youll also learn about Edgar Allen Poes The Raven and explore the world of Mississippi ghosts that haunt an artists canvas. Theres much more in this guide to the fall season at the Norton.