June is the time for "snow", when white blossoms of hydrangeas and other flowers make this a really beautiful month in our botanical gardens. You'll also learn about the "golden mean", the life of Hudson River School artist Frederic Church, and "First Saturday Tours" that give you deep insights into art and artists at the Norton. Also, you'll discover how the Norton is helping pioneer art education throughout the state of Louisiana. Don't miss our newsletter on our website!
This month, come to the north and head out to the plains to see the
masterful work by John Mix Stanley, "Seeking a Home". Some very good
sleuthing by our Jerry Bloomer finally discovered the artist's real title
for the painting. We were happy to make the change correct. Elsewhere
this month, in the newsletter you'll note our exhibit, "American Still
LIfes", is extended through 31 August, while the exhibit in our Research
Library, "Men of Letters", is on view weekends through 1 June. From 1
June - 31 August in the Research Library, our "Dali Prints from Alice
in Wonderland" will amaze you. Our gardens are in their seasonal glory as
this month transitions from spring to summer. Enjoy R.W. Norton Art
Gallery in this newsletter, as well as here in Shreveport. We hope to see
Come along with us for a look at our forty acres of grounds and botanical gardens. April always brings an extravaganza of color, headlined by our thousands of azaleas! In this newsletter, youll read about our April tour that takes you outside among the flowers. Youll get a lobster recipe from the artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, learn why bunnies and colored eggs became part of our Easter tradition, and so much more!