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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.

Sketchy Business: #Inktober2022 Comes to the Norton

Extended by popular demand!

1 October - 27 November 2022

Inktober is a social media drawing challenge organized by artist Jake Parker. For each of October’s 31 days, anyone participating in Inktober creates an ink drawing using a pre-published list of prompts, and posts it online using the hashtags #inktober and #inktober2022. The R.W. Norton Art Gallery is joining the fun this year with an exhibition, Sketchy Business: Inktober 2022 Comes to the Norton, that will grow daily throughout the month of October. Each day, a different artist, using that day’s prompt, will create an original drawing for display in the museum and on social media. By the end of the month, the exhibition will be complete! 










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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Jingles & Jammies at the Norton

Friday | 23 December 2022 | 1:30 PM

Celebrate Christmas in your pajamas at the Norton!

Wear your favorite jammies (parents included) and make some priceless holiday memories. We'll celebrate the holiday with cookies, Christmas carols, and create a fun Christmas surprise to take home.

Activities are designed for ages 3-8. ADULTS DO NOT REQUIRE A TICKET - ONLY CHILDREN.

Event Guidelines:• Limited to 20 children.• Participating child(ren) MUST have a ticket to attend.

***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.

Reel Adventures: Rear Window Trivia Night

Friday | 13 January 2023 | 5:30-8:00 PM

Do you like movies? Do you like exploring behind the scenes and learning the nuts and bolts of movie making? If so, please join us for Reel Adventures: Rear Window Trivia Night! It’s like a book club, but MUCH better! Along with good fun, food, and drink, there will be prizes awarded for trivia winners, best costume, and more.

It works like this: We pick a movie that is either available free of charge, or at minimal cost, on one or more digital platforms. You watch this movie in the comfort of your own home, and then we meet at the museum for a discussion led by film expert and director Jeffrey Goodman, intermixed with trivia and games. 

This is a BYOB evening, so please feel free to bring your favorite spirits and mixers. In addition, we will be providing complimentary water, soft drinks, a signature-themed cocktail (alcoholic and non-alcoholic available), and light hors d’oeuvres, but you are encouraged to bring whatever snacks strike your fancy. 

The film is Rear Window (1954), a mystery thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written by John Michael Hayes. It stars James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, and Raymond Burr. This film is considered by many filmgoers, critics, and scholars to be one of Hitchcock's best and one of the greatest films ever made.

Rear Window is available on Peacock for FREE and on YouTube, Apple TV, Vudu, and Amazon Prime for $3.99.So, we look forward to seeing you! 

CLICK HERE for tickets. 

BLOOM! 2023 • Submissions Open NOW!

Submission Deadline | 1 February 2023

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery wants to invite you to submit to the 7th Annual BLOOM! Juried Exhibition!

Submission Deadline: 1 February 2023

Every year the Norton celebrates the season with an outdoor festival and juried exhibition focused on the beauty and natural wonder that comes with spring.

CLICK HERE for details and the rules and regulations for BLOOM! 2023

f you have any questions please contact Emily Feazel Designer, Exhibits & Special Events at or 318-865-4201 ext 130 


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 8:00 pm (Check our social media for a list of trucks.)

2023 Schedule Coming Soon!!

No Pets Allowed at this Event