The Norton looks even better! This month, were showing you the new appearance that our lobby area and other galleries sport. Youll want to read the interview with Everl Adair, our director of research and rare collections. Well also preview our new special exhibit, American Ruins, 50 large infrared photographs of places of mystical and mysterious grandeur. Well take a close look at the southern works of British artist Felix Kelly; learn whats blooming in the shade in our botanical gardens; and go on a tour of how art and architecture blend together.
Spring cleaning comes at the Norton, too. In this issue well point out the new look of many of our galleries, with fresh new wall paint, new floors, and new lighting design to highlight the art and make your visit more enjoyable. Elsewhere, you get a sneak preview of the May First Saturday Tour, Louisiana Journeys, learn about beloved wildflowers (Louisiana irises), take a fresh look at Steuben glass, and more. Come along for the read.
It's April, a great time inside and outside the museum. This month, you'll
read about our new "camps" in which the museum becomes an extension of the
classroom for area schools. Our art patrons are getting younger and
younger. Elsewhere in the newsletter, you'll read about our 40 acres of
grounds and botanical gardens awash in spring color; learn how tourism
helped create plein air painting, listen to the story of a woman who
served in the Army Nurse Corps in some of the fiercest fighting in World
War II; and much more.