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.
What better month to visit the Norton. As you'll see in our newsletter, we have a new exhibit of our art collection of the American West by Frederic Remington and Charles Marion Russell, while outside, our thousands of azaleas burst into bloom. Our exciting, special exhibit, Guild Hall: An Adventure in Art, remains on view through March 31. It showcases 73 works of art by famous American artists who worked on the eastern shore of Long Island, such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, and many others. You'll learn about First Saturday Tours in March and April, what's blooming in our botanical gardens, and more. March is a wonderful month to explore inside and outside the museum.
This month brings us an exciting new special exhibit, Guild Hall: An Adventure in Art. It showcases 73 works of art by famous American artists who worked on the eastern shore of Long Island, such as Jackson Pollock, William de Kooning, Andy Warhol, and many others. Bring your lover along for our Valentine Tour. You'll see works of love and hear love stories of artists and their muses, models, and devoted wives. Elsewhere in this newsletter you'll learn about Alfred Stevens famous painting, The Pink Lady. Also, along for a travelogue by our Everl Adair who sailed along the Danube, and writes of the wonders of Melk Abbey in Melk, Austria.
January is a great month to visit the museum and our botanical gardens. Forsythia, narcissus and paper bush brighten winter days. You'll also get to spend an afternoon in our new Research Library, looking at rare volumes from centuries past. In this newsletter, you'll learn what you can do in your own garden this month, and what's coming up in February, including a tour for lovers, and the beginning of a special exhibit of some of the finest art in America.
As November fades, our Christmas celebration at the Norton begins. Throughout the month, you'll see special religious artifacts and hear children singing your favorite carols. Also, in this newsletter, we learn about a tour of Christmas stories, enjoy a feature about our Japanese maples, and learn how to plant azaleas for next years garden. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
This month we watch Susie Seborg, an art conservator, clean a Roman bust. We learn about patent models, whip up an artist's recipe, look at the gardens through the eyes of garden designer from New York City, and find out what it meant for a family from Ohio to visit and see Papaw's Picture.
If you enjoyed our "Guests of Honor Weekend" or unfortunately missed it, here is a re-cap of that very moving day when Vietnam veterans gathered at the museum. October brings our First Saturday Tour, "Bumps in the Night". We re-visit the exhibit "In the Shadow of Danger: Photographs of the Vietnam War, 1970-71", which continues through 14 October, and give you a peek of our next special exhibit, "The Curious World of Patent Models", 21 October - 30 December.
September promises so much! You'll learn about the Norton's newest gallery celebrating the art of 19th-century Europe. It's a beauty! Also, you'll stroll through our exhibit of Vietnam War photography, open through October 14. As part of that event, on September 7-9 we're hosting Guests of Honor Weekend, when two-dozen Vietnam veterans from around the country who are portrayed in these photographs or served in these units will be here at the Art Gallery. We hope other veterans and the general public come out on September 8 to greet the men and enjoy a panel discussion, 365 Days and a Wake-Up: A Year in Vietnam. Take a look at the phlox in our botanical garden, and learn about First Saturday Tours for September and October as well as tours each Sunday in our new Norton Research Library.
Find a cool place this month, and settle back with our August newsletter that will take you on journeys around the world. In August begins an exhibit we're mounting of photographs of the Vietnam War, taken by a man from Longview, Texas who participated in our Oral History Project. We'll take a look at our new modernism gallery, learn about colorful plants in our botanical gardens this month, and much more.
This month, we travel to New Orleans, yet never leave the museum. Emily Meyers, education director, takes you into Norton Square, our new learning place with its indoor live oak trees, boulevards and store fronts resembling Jackson Square in New Orleans. Elsewhere in these pages you'll take a walk through the botanical gardens with its February color, and get tips for your own garden. You'll learn about upcoming First Saturday Tours, hear the voice of a Navy aviator, and leaf through a biblical commentary from 1665.
Join us in this cool, colorful month as we feature an exhibit delving into the heart of Louisiana legend: 21 drawings by 19th century artist Joseph Boggs Beale illustrating Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's classic, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie. In our "First Saturday Tour" we look at immigrant artists in America. We'll also study the work of silversmith Paul Revere (yes, that Paul Revere), stroll through fall flowers in the botanical garden, and learn about upcoming events for Christmas and a new special exhibit on national parks. November begins a eventful winter season at the Norton.
A few months ago, an intrepid group of 10 students and several dedicated teachers created a new concept in summer camp. In these pages of Around the Gallery, youll learn about our new Norton smART Camp from Emily Meyers, our director of education. Read on, and youll see that azaleas in our botanical garden step up for an autumn encore. Of course, October brings Halloween, when we offer a delightfully spooky tour of the museum. Youll also learn about Edgar Allen Poes The Raven and explore the world of Mississippi ghosts that haunt an artists canvas. Theres much more in this guide to the fall season at the Norton.