Friday, August 01, 2014 - Sunday, November 11, 2018
On 1 August 2014, the Norton opened 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.
Many countries have Carnival traditions, but Louisiana's unique festivities are renowned worldwide for their history, colorfulness, satire, and playfulness. Mardi Gras in Louisiana is a statewide celebration for all ages. This year, in partnership with the Krewe of Orpheus, the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts asked Louisiana high school juniors and seniors to interpret the Carnival celebrations of their state for their 2016 Scholarship Art Contest. Over 650 students submitted original works and the 16 finalists in this exhibition were selected to share $45,250 in college scholarships.
Saturday, August 06, 2016 - Sunday, October 02, 2016
Man has always been fascinated with birds. Chances are some cavemen reclined against a rock milennia ago and watched them soar and swoop, wondering how it would feel to fly. Come visit our library exhibit to see some works from arguably the most famous 19th-century ornithologist, John James Audubon, to the 20th-century paintings of wildlife artist Basil Ede.
Friday, October 21, 2016 - Sunday, December 18, 2016
Children snickered when he waddled by, this oddly shaped man barely five feet tall with wide hips and tapering shoulders. Cronies referred to him as Papá for the heavy accent that peppered his speech, the legacy of the wealthy French Creole family that raised him in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Like another oddly shaped artist then working in Paris, he preferred the company of loose women and louche men. But John Ernest Joseph Bellocq had a way with a camera that captured the soul of his subjects, even those in professions widely held to be soulless. A minority of his glass prints survived. Those that weren't broken often had the faces scratched out, some speculate by Bellocq himself, since the damage was done while the emulsion was still wet.
In honor of Scarlett Passions: Bellocq's Storyville, our raciest exhibit yet, the R.W. Norton Art Gallery is throwing a party! Come join us as we celebrate a rip-roaring time of scandal, glamour and risky business straight out of the 1920's.
In the museum's very own basement speakeasy, The Marvelous Misfits will perform three Vaudeville Variety Shows featuring magic, juggling, and burlesque, while you sip an illicit cocktail mixed directly from an authentic Chicago recipe. Roaring 20's attire is preferred, with the best costume winning a prize.
Ticket purchase includes admittance, heavy hor d'oeuvres, and one of the three Vaudeville Variety Shows with signature cocktail. Please check show times carefully before purchasing your ticket.