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.
Join us for an amazing day in our beautiful botanical gardens. This event is free and family friendly. There will be tours given by the Master Gardeners, an education area for kids to learn about animals and plants, live painting demonstrations, and MORE! Local food trucks will be on hand with delicious food for everyone to enjoy!
For questions please contact Emily Feazel at (318)865-4201 ext. 130. Please click on the link above for more information...
In association with our annual Bloom! Festival, this year the Norton will present the exhibition "Botanical Bounty, or the Power of Flower." Lithographs by renowned botanical artist Maryrose Wampler which have never been on display at the Norton will be featured in "Botanical Bounty", along with some old favorites from our permanent collection on canvas and in porcelain and glass, including Peter Ellenshaw's rendition of impressionist Claude Monet's fabulous garden at Giverny and a 19th century still-life by Severin Roesen inspired by the Dutch Old Masters. Among the topics we'll explore are, naturally, flower symbolism in art, but also flowers that create a secret language, those that can be eaten and infused in both teas and wines, and those blossoms that provide medicines, or even, gasp!, poisons.
This spring an explosion of color rocks the Norton both inside and out. Just as our botanical gardens burst forth with blossoms, BLOOM! bestows upon us canvases crowded with pigmented peels all along our Norton Wing Corridor. It all began with an invitation of submissions on a floral theme from regional artists for a juried competition. More than 150 colorful creations found their way to the Norton, all wonderfully rendered versions of the lovely flora usually found outdoors. It was truly difficult to select the 25 included in this display.