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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.

BLOOM! 2020

Annual Juried Exhibition

People often turn to the arts during difficult times, but with the new coronavirus-induced reality of social distancing, cancelled events, and venue closures, this has been virtually impossible to do physically. However, artists and art organizations are nothing if not adaptable, especially when grappling with new challenges. A great example of this is how completely and vigorously the artists who participated in this year's BLOOM! exhibition have supported us as we segued the presentation of their work from the brick and mortar of the museum into the digital realm.

In an effort to highlight these artists, as well as providing an enriching experience for those isolated at home, we invite you to explore this beautiful exhibit, virtually. We have created a digital catalogue of all the pieces that were accepted into BLOOM! 2020, provided a link to a photo album full of images from inside the exhibition galleries, and a video showcasing these magnificent pieces for you to enjoy.

We wish all of you happy exploring and, if you will, please encourage and sustain these fabulous artists by visiting their social media pages or websites and leaving comments of love and support to fill their hearts during this time. Stay healthy! 

CLICK HERE for the Digital Exhibition Catalogue 

CLICK HERE for a look inside BLOOM! 2020

CLICK HERE for list of artists and their social media 

CLICK HERE for the BLOOM! 2020 video


Celebrating Queer Artists in the Norton Collection 

Happy PRIDE Month! Throughout history, the art world has offered safe haven of acceptance for people’s differences, a place of belonging for those who felt outcast and marginalized - a place that was welcome to all. This week, to celebrate Pride Month, we examine the histories of a few artists and artworks in the Norton’s collection that identify as queer*. 

*To clarify, when we say the word “queer,” we are referring to a self-identification of a person that is not heterosexual or cisgender (having a gender identity that matches the sex assigned at birth). It is important to note that for many, the term “queer” can be problematic, as it is a reflection of a negative history, but for others, “queer” is how they self-identify, which is why we use the word. 

CLICK HERE for our highlighted artists 




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. 




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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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