Come with us this month as we learn about the role color has played in art, even in the health of artists. We'll see how spring bursts forth this month in our botanical gardens. In our library, don't miss our special exhibit, "Men of Letters". Our visiting exhibition American Still Lifes begins, as well as renovations of our displays that will enhance the story of art throughout the museum. As spring arrives, the Norton has so much to show you, inside and out.
This month, when February weather may be foul or fabulous, take a tour of our gardens, where spring is already peeking out of the forest dun. The museum is filled with exhibitions and special events, including the last few days of The Art of Environmental Impact exhibit, and the beginning of American Still Lifes. Our First Saturday tour will fascinate folks by exploring Louisiana history through our unique Gray-Blumenstiel Doll Collection and discover how intricate and often beautiful lethal objects can be via the Nortons Rare Firearms Collection. Our Guys and DollsTour surveys these disparate subjects. Were still celebrating Christmas in the library. February 1-2 are the last two days for our Christmas In Word and Image, but will be replaced the following weekend with the new Men of Letters library exhibition, featuring literary masterpieces signed by their authors. Happy Valentine's Day! Why not squire your loved one around the Norton in the month that celebrates love.
This month, plunge into our newsletter for an overview of all the many changes at the Norton. If you haven't visited recently, you'll learn that we have re-ordered the museum for a more comprehensive look at art from antiquities to the 20th century. It'll whet your appetite for a visit! January 4th is a good time to visit to take in our First Saturday Tour, "Rattling Down the Ages": The World of Bronze. Through February 2nd our Research Library hosts "Christmas in Word & Image". Also, read about what's blooming in our winter garden - flowers and berries that stand out in colorful beauty against the minimalist, winter background. You'll also get great tips on planting fruit trees in winter. Treat yourself to a winter weekend at the Norton!