If you’re a museum rat, you’ll want to make plans to see the current exhibit at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, located at 4747 Creswell Avenue in Shreveport. In the Shadow of Danger: Photographs of the Vietnam War, 1970-1971 reveals a first-hand perspective of the danger and chaos through actual shots of the battlefield.
Robert Spangler of Longview, Texas was a combat correspondent in Vietnam with the 10th Public Information Detachment from 1970-1971. In his year of service, Mr. Spangler captured compelling photographs of live battle, medics tending to the wounded, dogs of war and their handlers, and soldiers from generals to privates. He documented war stories for military publications, and today his photographs are on display at one of Shreveport-Bossier City’s most treasured galleries.
According to museum representatives, Spangler’s work has been digitally preserved and enlarged to 11”x16” sizes. 80 photographs in all are spread over three galleries among the Norton’s robust collection of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts. You can see In the Shadow of Danger for free, now through October 14.
R. W. Norton Art Gallery is open to the public, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. on weekends. Call (318) 865-4201 for more information. Click here to stay up-to-date on upcoming events.