It's your chance to be a child again this summer! From, June 5 to August 21, "Down the Rabbit Hole: Alice Visits the Norton" offers our salute to this classic with art; rare, early editions of the work; and renditions of its characters in prints, porcelain and other media all from our collections. You'll learn about "Norton Night at the Movies", with the premier on June 10 of Disney's "Alice in Wonderland". Outside in the botanical gardens hydrangeas are forming beautiful bouquets. June is a great time to visit.
This is the month to do a little bird-watching in the Norton's The Natural World Gallery, or take a stroll through the botanical gardens with real live birds and blooms. Visit our #hashtagging history exhibition before it closes May 15th, and take a walk along with colorful North Wing Corridor, now filled with images of blossoms painted by local artists. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War tells us about life aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, while Edward Curtis's striking photographs of American Indians in the library and the South Wing corridors Enlist!Art Goes to War, 1914-1918 remind us of earlier American wars. Lift your spirits with the innocence of children in Adele Kindt's A Portrait of a Young Girl and Her Dog and the upcoming exhibition, Down the Rabbit Hole: Alice Visits the Norton.
The Norton is a-bloom outdoors and in. Among our exhibitions, enjoy our many works festooned with flowers by artists such as Claude Monet, Porfirio Salinas, E.L. Henry, and more. You'll want to be here on April 2nd for our First Annual Azalea Festival. Our friends with Shreveport Garden Club, Master Gardeners of Northwest Louisiana, and Louisiana Iris Society will be on hand with their expertise, while youngsters will enjoy activities provided by our friends with Sci-port, Red River Wildlife, and other groups. Be sure to see The Shadow Catcher: Photos from The North American Indian by Edward Curtis in our library through June 5th. And in this newsletter, learn how to restore and preserve your own photographic archives.