“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.


Centenary in Paris

20 August - 4 September 2022

The annual Centenary in Paris experience is a student success program wrapped in a fully-funded all-inclusive international learning package. Centenary College’s 2022 incoming cohort presents images submitted by all student travelers journeying to Paris in August as part of their first college course. Join us to see Paris through their lens – from the gloriously iconic to the beautifully mundane. 

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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Backyard Books 

Friday | 12 August | 10:00 AM 

Want to spark your child’s imagination? Well, bring a blanket and join us on the lawn of the R.W. Norton Art Gallery as we read a children's book. Fill their souls with the magic of timeless stories and join them as they revel in the mystery of a quiet walk in the woods. Each week, we will read a different tale accompanied by a hands-on activity and garden quest. Participants will explore the museum’s enchanted gardens in search of magical items or beasts related to each week's tale. The books and activities are most appropriate for Pre-K through 3rd grade, but any age is welcome. Adults are strongly encouraged to partner with their children.
This is an outdoor event and a check-in table will be sited at the south end of the museum. Please be mindful that the museum is closed and there are no bathrooms or water fountains available.Length of event will be between 30 - 45 minutes.

Tickets are limited.
One activity and one garden quest packet will be available to the ticket holder upon arrival.
CLICK HERE to reserve a ticket. 

***If you can not make the event after reserving a ticket, PLEASE call or email Emily Feazel at (318) 865-4201 ext 130 or to release your ticket(s) and allow other children to attend.  

Centenary in Paris Opening Reception

Saturday | 20 August | 3:30-5:00 PM

Join us to see Paris through the lens of Centenary students – from the gloriously iconic to the beautifully mundane. We will have light hors d'oeuvres and beverages for you to enjoy as you peruse the galleries and chat with students about their visit to the City of Light.  

Twilight Talkies

Friday | 26 August | Bolt

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 
August 26: Bolt
September 30: Encanto
October 15: Ghostbusters
November 4: Moana  

No Pets Allowed at this Event