BATON ROUGE - LSU’s Museum of Art and the Hilltop Arboretum will present a panel discussion highlighting the watercolor drawings of south Louisiana’s native flora, which inspired Australian botanical artist Margaret Stones, currently on exhibit at the Museum.

A panel consisting of five individuals will discuss the back story behind it all. They include Wayne Womack, Gresdna Doty, Paul Murrill, Lowell Urbatsch and Elaine Smyth.

The program is free and open to the public. It takes place Thursday, July 17 at the Hilltop Arboretum, Beverly Brown Coates Auditorium located at 11855 Highland Road.

Refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m. with discussion at 7 p.m.

Margaret Stones is one of the 20th century’s finest and most accomplished botanical artists.

The LSU Museum of Art features Margaret Stones’s Flora of Louisiana: The Baton Rouge Connection through August 3.

General admission to the LSU Museum of Art is $5 each for adults and children age 13 and over. Admission is free to university faculty, staff, and students with ID, children age 12 and under and museum members.

Hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 225-389-7200.