From now until May 13, the traveling exhibit "Vanishing Wetlands: Two Views," showcasing images from the book Marsh Mission: Capturing the Vanishing Wetlands, by photographer C C Lockwood and artist Rhea Gary, will be housed at the Conservatory of the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. The purpose of this exhibit is to bring the subject of coastal restoration to the forefront of political discussions and educate the public on the value of Louisiana’s coastline. For more information on the garden or the exhibit, click here for the U.S. Botanic Garden website.
Locally, LSU’s Hill Memorial Library is hosting the exhibit "An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature," based on the book An Unnatural Metropolis by LSU’s Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography Craig E. Colten. The exhibition is open now until June 2, and features images and excerpts from his book relating the challenges of New Orleans’ extreme environmental limitations, including the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. For more information, click here to visit LSU’s Speical Collections website.