BATON ROUGE – The LSU Museum of Art, located on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge, will feature Margaret Stones’ “Flora of Louisiana: The Baton Rouge Connection” exhibit, beginning April 4 and running through Aug. 3.
Stones is ranked among the 20th century’s most accomplished botanical artists. In 1976, she was commissioned to create watercolor drawings of Louisiana native flora as a material legacy of LSU’s bicentennial celebration.
The Australian-born botanical painter drew from plant specimens collected in East Baton Rouge Parish, and the exhibition features 55 watercolors as well as the names of the people who collected them for her. All the works are drawn from LSU Libraries’ Special Collections Division, located within Hill Memorial Library.