Friends of the LBJ Library | Mar, 1 2023 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Members are invited to join us for a gallery talk and refreshments on March 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Lee Clippard, Executive Director of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the LBJ Museum Team will speak to members about the work of Porfirio Salinas and native plants.
The exhibition Porfirio Salinas: LBJ’s Favorite Painter is on display in the Great Hall of the Library through March 26. The exhibit features eleven of Salinas’ paintings showing a variety of vivid Texas landscapes.
Born in Bastrop, Texas, Salinas lived most of his life in San Antonio and was primarily a self-taught painter. Known for his landscape paintings of Texas, many including bluebonnets, Salinas was popular among Texans, chief among them Lyndon Johnson, who began collecting his work illustrating the hills and fields of Texas in the 1940s. Johnson hung Salinas paintings at the White House, the LBJ Ranch, and the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum.
Join us for this special members-only opportunity to hear from our speakers and tour the Salinas exhibition before it closes.
About Lee Clippard
Lee Clippard is the Executive Director of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Lee joined the Wildflower Center in 2014. First as director of communications and then as deputy director of communications and experience, he was responsible for all aspects of the Center’s communications, marketing and guest experience efforts, including strategic communications, media relations, website, marketing, branding, social media, publications such as Wildflower magazine, admissions, the Gift Store and the Native Plants of North America database. He was appointed executive director in February 2022.
Lee is a native plant and natural history enthusiast with a bachelor’s in biology from The University of Texas at Austin and a master’s in entomology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining the Center, he was the senior director of communications for the College of Natural Sciences at UT Austin, where for nine years he promoted the college’s educational and research programs through its websites, publications and the media.
Location and Parking
The LBJ Library is located at 2313 Red River. Access to the Great Hall will be through the main entrance of the LBJ Library. Check-in will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Free parking will be available in the LBJ Library visitors' lot (#38).
Space is limited. Please RVSP by registering below.