Our September newsletter at R.W. Norton Art Gallery brings us special exhibits including posters on World War I; a retrospective of the works of wildlife sculptor Kent Ullberg, several of whose works populate our botanical gardens; a tour in the library bearing "eyewitness" to the the Civil War; and a focus on artist Stephen Elrick, another wildlife artist who works on canvas instead of clay. While you're checking out the "wild" side of the museum, don't forget a stroll in our 40 acres of grounds and botanical gardens, where you'll get a small but colorful re-play of spring beauty with our displays of Encore Azaleas.
Of course, you always need to see the museum for itself, but our newsletter keeps you informed of the exhibits, special programs, and what's blooming in our gardens. In these pages, you'll learn pioneers of aviation, as part of our continuing education based on our four-year WW1 exhibit of posters. In the library, take this final chance to see the illustrations of French master Gustave Doré. There's always something new to see at the Norton. August, when the sun blazes down outside, is a good time to visit.
This month, lift a toast to the life of freedom in America. In this newsletter, youll learn how beer and other spirits came from the Old World to the New. Youll also read a vignette about pies from Harriet Beecher Stowes Oldtown Folks, a social history of the pre-Civil War generation. Theres even a 19th-century recipe for Squash Pie. Take a stroll through our visiting exhibition, Masterworks from the International Guild of Realism, remaining on view through 26 July. And enjoy our botanical gardens and its plants that thrive in water and shade.