Artist Walter Inglis Anderson illustrated the natural world vividly and with passion, using a variety of media to make tangible his unique perspective of the Gulf Coast's natural beauty, including watercolor and oil paintings, prints, pen and ink drawings, and pottery. Over the course of his career, Anderson became known as "the artist who preferred nature to art," striving for solitude and discovery in his every day life. He spent an abundance of time equipped only with his artist tools on Horn Island, a narrow barrier island between the Mississippi Coast and the gulf. Today it is protected by the Gulf Island National Seashore. Anderson's renditions of the flora, fauna, and landscape are on display on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center, presented by the LSU Museum of Art. This exhibit was organized by the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. 100 Lafayette Street. $5; free for students, university faculty & staff, and children 12 and under. (225) 389-7200 or lsumoa.com.