“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.

Yuletide: Christmas Favorites from the Norton

3 December 2021-2 January 2022

Explore the museum’s holiday traditions and create your own by celebrating the holiday season with us. Enjoy a festive display of favorites from the Norton’s permanent collection, from snowy scenes to Saint Nicholas. There is something for everyone to enjoy in Yuletide: Christmas Favorites from the Norton.  

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.

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

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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BLOOM! 2022 Juried Exhibition

Submission Deadline: 1 February 2022



The R.W. Norton Art Gallery is thrilled to open submissions to our 6th Annual BLOOM! Juried Exhibition! Every year the Norton celebrates the season with a juried exhibition focused on the beauty and natural wonder that comes with spring.

CLICK HERE for rules and regulations and to view the application for BLOOM! 2022.


Holiday Lunch on the Lawn

Friday | 3 December | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Join us at the Norton for a special Holiday Lunch on the Lawn on Friday, December 3rd from 11 am to 1pm.

Bring a picnic blanket or enjoy a seat at one of our tables on the South Stage. You might even hear Christmas music through the gardens while you enjoy your lunch!

Food Trucks: Taylor'd Eatz, Prissy's Emergency Pizza, and Dripp Donuts 



Christmas Kickoff 

featuring Shreveport Little Theatre's "White Christmas"

Saturday | 4 December | 2:00 PM

We’re kicking off the holiday season with a special performance by Shreveport Little Theatre featuring a preview of their upcoming show, “White Christmas.” Based on the beloved, timeless film, we will get a sneak peek of this heartwarming musical adaptation featuring songs and book by Irving Berlin, David Ives, and Paul Blake.

About the show: Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and, especially, the perennial title song, “White Christmas” is an uplifting musical and a perfect way to start the season.

Join us at the Norton for a sneak preview before the show opens at Shreveport Little Theatre. We will have hot chocolate available for attendees to enjoy, as well as a special treat for the kids. Space is limited, so please reserve your FREE ticket at the link below. 

CLICK HERE to reserve your ticket.

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.)

2022 Schedule coming soon.

No Pets Allowed at this Event