LSU Libraries Special Collections presents “Louisiana’s Natural Treasure: Margaret Stones, Botanical Artist,” on exhibition at Hill Memorial Library from February 10 - June 27, 2020. Selected works from the Native Flora of Louisiana watercolor drawings, as well as archival materials associated with the project, will be on display.
A native of Australia, Margaret Stones (1920-2018) achieved an acclaimed international career that spanned three continents. Stones’s art has been featured in an impressive array of exhibitions and been recognized with distinguished awards and honors. Of the three major multiyear endeavors undertaken by Stones during her long professional career, the final one – the native flora of Louisiana – resulted in one of the most remarkable collections of botanical art created for a U.S. state. Commissioned by LSU and funded by private donations, more than two hundred watercolor drawings of Louisiana plants produced by Stones during the 1970s and 1980s are among the most treasured holdings of LSU Libraries Special Collections.
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Saturday, June 6 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 7 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, June 8 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, June 9 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, June 10 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, June 11 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, June 12 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, June 13 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 14 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, June 15 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, June 16 at 9:00am to 5:00pm