In these pages, we travel with Gary Ford, staff writer, and Jim Logue, as they interview Vietnam veterans with whom Jim served and photographed more than forty years ago. Gary and Jim are traveling from Maine to California, Massachusetts to Miami to interview for our Oral History Project and a book we're publishing on these incredible photographs taken in the last major conflict shot in black-and-white. This month we also learn about the tall native trees in our botanical gardens, look at works that explore our American history, and "meet Marilyn" in our "Manly Man Tour." Come join us.
This month we introduce you to our new special exhibit, on view May 7 through July 7. "Where Will You Travel Next?" Destinations in Paintings presents 32 works of the Kasten Collection of European artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Elsewhere in this newsletter you'll learn about the meticulous cleaning and restoration of our 16th century tapestries, take a tour of our new, permanent exhibit Journey to Modernism, see what's blooming in our botanical gardens and what you should be doing in your own garden in May.
Spring fills the soft April air on our grounds and in our botanical gardens, where azaleas are usually at their peak as the month begins. In this issue of Around the Gallery you'll learn about exciting things indoors and out. They include a guided Spring Tour, upcoming visit of our new Journey to Modernism galleries, and information about unraveling the mysteries of our tapestries. You'll even discover how to speak the language of flowers. This month, be sure your visit includes strolls both amidst art and across gardens.