GARDEN STUDY CLUB LECTURE: CHRISTINA MELTON

Tuesday, February 19, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. February 19, 2013

 

Christina Melton
“Coastal Restoration, Public Education and Collective Responsibility”
11 a.m., Stern Auditorium

The Garden Study Club of New Orleans and NOMA are pleased to present a lecture by filmmaker and producer Christina Melton. The lecture is open to the public; regular museum admission applies. This lecture also coincides with NOMA’s current exhibition of landscapes created in the forest of Fontainebleau: Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau

About Christina Melton
Christina Melton is Special Projects Producer for Louisiana Public Broadcasting and has been honored with many of the documentary world’s top honors, including the Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Journalism, four International CINE Golden Eagle Awards, an Emmy and an Edward R. Murrow Award. Four of her last five documentaries have broadcast nationally on PBS, two others distributed nationally through American Public Television. Most recently, she was honored as Louisiana Conservationist of the Year by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation for her coastal science documentary, Turning the Tide.

About Reinventing Nature
In the nineteenth century, French artists created prints, drawings, oil sketches, photographs, and paintings of the forest that challenged traditional conceptions of landscape depiction. This exhibition reconsiders the role of those works of art in the reinvention of nature in the Forest of Fontainebleau.