Friday, August 01, 2014 - Sunday, November 11, 2018
On 1 August 2014, the Norton opens a four-year exhibition, Art of the Great War. Throughout the exhibition you'll see original posters and learn about life in the city of Shreveport and in Caddo and Bossier Parishes during the conflict, including the men from here who gave their lives in the trenches of France.
"Realism" as a general term in the arts describes the accurate representation of the visual appearance of the world we live in. The International Guild of Realism currently represents 350 artists hailing from 35 countries around the world who produce superb, high quality artwork, ranging from the ultra-contemporary to timeless traditional realism. This exhibit of sixty-five works is representative of the best works of its members today who work in a range of media including oil, acrylic, egg tempera, graphite and colored pencil. All photos on our website regarding this exhibition is courtesy of: MASTERWORKS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL GUILD OF REALISM Tour produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Tour Director, davidjwagnerllc.com. The IGOR webpage is http://realismguild.com/CurrentExhibitions.html
(This is a library exhibition and our library is only open on the weekends from 1:00pm - 5:00pm)
The R.W. Norton Research Library is proud to present the remarkable draftsmanship of one of the great masters of the print. Arguable the most popular French illustrator of the 19th century, Gustave Doré was born in Strasbourg, France on January 6, 1832. He was only fifteen when he began an independent artistic career in Paris with drawings that were almost immediately both groundbreaking and popular, though they initially failed to gain much critical support. He was particularly well-known for his illustrations of great books, including Dante's Inferno, Don Quixote, and Paradise Lost.
R.W. Norton Art Gallery Summer Theatre Camp - Medieval Madness. Come learn about medieval history and the Knights of the Round Table! June 2-18: Tuesday - Friday (No Mondays) from 8:00am - 12:00pm. The camp is free and available for students who have completed 5th, 6th or 7th grades. 25 students will be accepted for the camp and on a first come, first serve basis. Applications due by Friday, May 22.
R.W. Norton campers will be presented with the unique challenge this summer, to work as a contributing member to design and build a cardboard model of London! Students will work with an educator or guest engineer to design working structures of London's most famous landmarks to scale. Campers could decide to create a working scale model of the Longon Eye, Big Ben, or even a moving double decker bus. Cardboard will be the primary building material, but will have access to LED lights, motors, and other tools that will help facilitate the creation of an interactive London city scape. The camp is free and open to students who have completed 5th, 6th or 7th grades. The camp will run Tuesday, July 14 - Friday, July 24 (No Mondays) from 8:00am - 12:00pm.