“Culture delivered on a daily basis.” -Steve Porter, Visual Artist

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Special Exhibitions

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery hosts numerous exhibitions and events throughout the year.
We are proud to host both family-friendly community events and events for the 21-and-older crowd.





Melodious Masterpieces

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the R.W. Norton Art Gallery asks women of all ages to tell herSTORY. The questions posed in the exhibit encourages women to think about themselves and their sisters and share their thoughts with others in an interactive public display. Maybe, you’ll find someone with the same story as you. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired by someone else’s words.

Do you hear music when you look at a painting? Does a specific scene touch your heart and make you hum a melody?

Well, we asked our amazing social media followers to help curate a Spotify playlist full of the songs they hear when looking at Thomas Cole's "Snow Squall" and Charles Russell's "Trail Drive." 

Check out these playlists HERE (Snow Squall) and HERE (Trail Drive) and be sure to follow us on SpotifyInstagram, and Facebook for more music challenges. 



Interactive Exhibit  |  Women's History Month 2020

Dates coming soon.

Please share your story with us and others as we celebrate the incredible women we are. 




Collection Coloring Pages

CLICK HERE to download The Thinker by Auguste Rodin 

CLICK HERE to download Divan Japonais by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 

CLICK HERE to download Le Chat Noir by Théophile Alexandre Steinlen 

CLICK HERE to download Orchids and Hummingbird by Martin Johnson Heade

CLICK HERE to download Edmee Lescot by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 

CLICK HERE to download Flamingo by John James Audubon

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Norton Food Truck Roundup

Join us in the gardens for evenings full of family, food, and fun. Bring a blanket and a frisbee, soccer ball, or football and relax under the Norton's beautiful trees, all while enjoying a delicious dinner and dessert!

September 13 (Sunday): Hot Dawg Hut and Sweetport, 4:00-7:00 PM
September 19 (Saturday): Uneeda Taco and Sophie's Italian Ice, 4:00-7:00 PM 
September 27 (Sunday): Hot Dawg Hut, Farley BBQ, and Streetcar Snoballs, 4:00-7:00 PM  

Backyard Books: Story Time at the Norton

Fridays in September | 10:00 AM

Do you know what lives in your backyard? Well, bring a blanket and join us on the lawn of the R.W. Norton Art Gallery each Friday as we read a book to find that out. Each week we will read about a different animal that might be living or visiting in your yard. Accompanying each book will be a hands-on activity and garden quest packet designed to help participants become more aware of the area just outside their windows. The books and activities are most appropriate for Pre-K through 3rd grade but any age is welcomed. Adults are encouraged to participate in the garden quest packet activities with their children. To help maintain social distancing guidelines, tickets will be limited; one activity and one garden quest packet will be handed to each ticket holder upon arrival. This event will be held outdoors. 

Please enter through the large garden gate near the Creswell Avenue and Southfield Drive intersection and walk up the driveway toward the south end of the building. A check-in table will be visible near the building. 

**Please be mindful that the Museum is closed and there are no bathrooms or water fountains available. Length of event will be between 30 to 45 minutes.**

September 4- Are You A Dragonfly?

September 11- Are You A Grasshopper?

September 18- Are You A Butterfly?

September 25- Are You An Ant? 

Twilight Talkies

Join us for our Twilight Talkies series the first Friday of each month! Starting in April and lasting through October we show a family friendly movie on the front lawn of the museum for FREE!!  Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars.  Sing, dance, and have a GREAT time! Local food trucks will be on hand with yummy treats to enjoy.  Movies start at dusk. 

Food trucks available from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Check our social media for a list of trucks.)

2020 Schedule:

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to Covid-19, Twilight Talkies are canceled until further notice.

No Pets Allowed at this Event