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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.









Through a Lover's Lens: Stieglitz & O'Keeffe

Special Exhibition: Guest Curated by Ivy French

4 June - 18 July 2021

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) were towering figures in early 20th-century American art. Seminal to American Modernism, both artists pioneered new forms of expression not only in their art, but in their love for one another. 

O’Keeffe began her journey to Modernism under the influence of Arthur Dow in the summer of 1912. Her focus on interpretation and composition through self-expression led her to abstract art and beyond. She never looked back. 
Stieglitz was a visionary. Not only did he single-handedly raise photography to a new fine art form through his own works, but recognized what came to be known as Modernism for what it was - a new art movement of immense importance.

Steiglitz and O’Keeffe created a life together uncommon for their time, or any other. She was his muse, and he was the love of her life as well as the catalyst that shaped her into the iconic phenomenon we know today. Each full of love in their own way, and both searching for a visual language in which they could express their feelings for the other. These artists’ body of work was revolutionary and their story timeless.

All Guest Curator Exhibitions are created from public domain reproductions. These open access images were made public by the artist’s estate and the museums that hold the originals for others around the world to enjoy. 

Melodious Masterpieces

Do you hear music when you look at a painting? Does a specific scene touch your heart and make you hum a melody? Well, if so, we ask you to join our amazing social media followers who helped curate Spotify playlists full of the songs they hear when looking at pieces from the Norton's permanent collection.

Check out these playlists: 

HERE Thomas Cole's Snow Squall

HERE Charles Marion Russell's Trail Drive

HERE Jasper Cropsey's Niagara Falls

HERE Jules Cheret's Musée Grevin 

Be sure to follow us on SpotifyInstagram, and Facebook for more music challenges. 




Interactive Exhibit  |  Women's History Month 2020

Dates coming soon.

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.

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




A Day at the Museum Coloring Book

Welcome to the R.W. Norton Art Gallery's coloring book! 

CLICK HERE to download the full coloring book. 

Once you’ve had your way with the Crayolas, please share your creations with the world via social media, using the hashtag #colorthenorton 

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Norton Food Truck Roundup

Sunday | 27 June | 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Local food trucks The Hot Dawg Hut, Onos Hawaiian Grill, and Dripp Donuts will be on-site from 4:00-7:00 pm. Bring a blanket or chair, grab dinner and dessert, and enjoy a beautiful evening. 


























Coffee with a Curator

Friday | 9 July | 10:00 AM

Ever wonder how decisions are made for museum exhibitions? Why curators pick the topic they do and then display it in a particular manner? Then, please join Guest Curator Ivy French for a personal tour of her exhibit, Through a Lover’s Lens: Stieglitz & O’Keeffe, and gain some insider answers to these questions over a nice cup of joe. 

CLICK HERE to reserve tickets. 



Backyard Adventures

20 July - 23 July | 5:00-7:00 PM

Come join us for some Backyard Adventures at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery. The museum will be partnering with the Bossier Parish Library to provide four individual two-hour camps for kids, ages 8 - 14, to have fun outside and learn while they play. Each day we will engage in different themed games and activities on the lawn of the Norton’s Botanical Gardens. 
Each camp, Tuesday July 20th - Friday July 23rd, has its own separate registration fee of $5 per participant, and will be held during the cooler hours of 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Those interested in participating are welcome to register for any one, two, three, or all four camps.  

Backyard Adventures: July 20

Backyard Adventures: July 21

Backyard Adventures: July 22

Backyard Adventures: July 23 


Children's Tours

Third Thursday of each month

Join us as we explore the R.W. Norton Art Gallery from a child's point of view. This tour is built for families to interact with the museum and art together and will be geared toward families with children 1st grade and younger. But, all ages are welcome. 

Each person attending will need their own ticket.  

Tour Guidelines: 

• Tours are limited to 20 people. 

 • You MUST have a ticket to attend a tour. Free tickets are available online at and must be reserved online prior to arrival. 

• Please respect social distancing when on the museum grounds. 

• If you are not feeling well, please enjoy our online content from home and plan to visit another day.

Tickets will be made available on the Monday of each tour week. 

Tour Schedule & Ticket Links

July 15 at 1:30 pm: Gardens in Art: Children's Tour

August 19 at 1:30 pm: Children's Tour 



Adult Tours

Third Thursday of each month

Adult tours visit a different part of the museum's permanent collection. 

Each person attending will need their own ticket.

Tour Guidelines:

• Tours are limited to 20 people.

• You MUST have a ticket to attend a tour. Free tickets are available online at and must be reserved online prior to arrival.  

• Please respect social distancing when on the museum grounds.

• If you are not feeling well, please enjoy our online content from home and plan to visit another day.  

Tickets will be made available on the Monday of each tour week.  

Tour Schedule & Ticket Links

July 15 at 2:00 pm: Gardens in Art: Adult Tour

August 19 at 2:00 pm: Adult Tour



ART Adventures

Third Saturday of each month

The Norton's Art Adventures offer free activities, storytimes, and tours to engage with art at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery. Art Adventures provide families with an opportunity to explore the museum, learn about the collection, participate in multi-sensory activities, and listen to stories inspired by the R.W. Norton’s collection. Art Adventures are free but have limited availability. Each activity/tour has its own ticket. You must have a ticket to attend the event.
In order for us to keep the events we offer free for the public we ask that if you can not make the event after reserving your ticket(s), please contact Emily Feazel at (318) 865-4201 ext 130 or by email at so we can release your ticket(s) and allow other interested individuals to register.

Saturday | July 17 | Gardens in Art

1:30 pm Children's Tour (recommended for ages 5 to 10)

2:30 pm Storytime and Gallery Hunt

3:30 pm Family Tour (all ages welcome)  

Twilight Talkies

Join us for our Twilight Talkies series on 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 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Check our social media for a list of trucks.)

2021 Schedule:

July 2 - The Sandlot

August 6 - Mighty Ducks

September 3 - Leap

October 1 - Coco

October 22 - Ghostbusters

November 5 - The Little Giants 

No Pets Allowed at this Event