Even if you've visited the museum in the past several months, you may still not have seen all that is new in the presentation of art and antiquities at R.W. Norton Art Gallery. In this newsletter, you'll read about the new permanent exhibit, The Classical Influence Gallery, featuring art the Greeks and Romans influenced centuries after they lived. Our four-year exhibit, Enlist!: Art Goes to War, 1914-1918, continues. Watch our newsletter to learn about additional posters, programs and the display of artifacts of The Great War over the next four years. Join us September 6th for our First Saturday Tour, Depictions of Labor, and be sure and catch our library exhibit, Eyewitness to History: First-Hand Accounts of the American Revolution, on view through December 2, 2014.
Step into the Norton this month for some BIG changes! You'll see the beginning of World War I. Well, figuratively. On 1 August, we open "Enlist! Art Goes to War, 1914-1918". You'll see 30 original posters, created by some of America's finest artists, to marshall the war effort as American forces went "over there". The exhibit, which will feature additional posters, artifacts, and the story of Shreveport in the "Great War", remains on view through 11 November 2018, 100 years after the conflict ended. The exhibit opens in our newly renovated South Wing featuring new colors, exhibition design and chronicling changing trends in art. Enjoy our First Saturday Tour on 2 August, "A Century of Turmoil: Nineteenth-Century Art and Politics, a new student exhibit of art winners from George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, and our visiting exhibit, "American Still Lifes", which remains open through 31 August. Learn about the Radio Theater Camp and the 3D Printing Art Camp our education department hosted this summer. And don't forget our gardens. Take a cool walk alongside our beautiful water gardens.
It's a red, white, and blue month for R.W. Norton Art Gallery, both inside the museum and outside on the grounds. Take a stroll through our gardens, where it seems the colors of the flag dominate in mid-summer. Inside, you'll see a bust to one of the great American patriots, although his struggle for freedom took place far south of the United States. On Sundays in our library, you'll see the surreal images Salvador Dali created for a very rare edition of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Enjoy the Depictions of Native Americans Tour the first Saturday of the month, and get ready in August when a four-year exhibit begins on the art and artifacts of World War I. We hope you are enjoying summer. A highlight would be to come and visit us. You're always welcome.