EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

“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.


The French Revolution on Film

16 September - 30 October 2022

The French Revolution is one of history's most well-known and significant events. Its colorful characters, pomp, and drama have captivated generations of filmmakers from throughout the world. The French Revolution on Film features a collection of two dozen vintage posters. 
Spanning nearly a century of cinema history from ten different countries. Viewers will be taken on a journey through history, learning about the styles and artistic sensibilities of a number of brilliant poster artists.  

CLICK HERE for digital catalogue.


From Bastille to Bonaparte: A Flowering of Revolution

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The French Revolution (1789–1799) was a period of ideological, political, and social upheaval that changed the course of not  France and Europe, but the entire world as well. In conjunction with the exhibition, The French Revolution on Film, the Norton is featuring this exhibition, comprised of public domain images and pieces from the museum’s permanent collection, to help the viewer understand some of the twists and turns of that time. 


 

 

 

 

Sketchy Business: #Inktober2022 Comes to the Norton

1 October - 31 October 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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Events


Disney Scavenger Hunt at the Norton

29 September - 2 October | 1:00 - 5:00 PM Daily

Calling all Disney lovers! The Norton is celebrating the anniversary of Walt Disney World’s opening in 1971 with a spectacular quest across the museum. From September 29th through October 2nd, look for nods to beloved characters, enchanted forests, and more via a Disney scavenger hunt. There’s fun to be had for the whole family at the Norton, so throw on your Mickey ears and stop by during business hours (1:00-5:00 PM Thursday-Sunday) to mix up some Disney fun! 


Felonies Among Friends: An Evening with Three Best-Selling Authors 

Wednesday | October 26 | 5:30-7:00 PM

Please join us at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery for an evening with best-selling authors Elle Cosimano, Ashley Elston, and Megan Miranda as they talk friendship, writing, and MORE! From murder and mystery to romance and comedy, there will be something for all book lovers!

• Ages 21 and up.

• BYOB (Books and Booze)! While books will not be sold at this event, you are welcome to bring your own for the authors to autograph. Bring whatever drink you fancy! From champagne or beer, bring it and enjoy it.

• Complimentary theme signature drink, light hors d’oeuvres, and desserts free with ticket purchase.

• Limited seating! CLICK HERE for tickets. 


Witches Ride through Historic South Highlands 

Saturday | 29 October | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for the 3rd annual family-friendly South Highlands Witches ride - a festive and fun bike ride through our enchanting neighborhood. Costumes and decorated bikes encouraged!

All adults and kids are welcome!

10:00 am - Meet up at Rhino Coffee
10:45 am - Line Up for Ride in Pierremont Mall parking lot
11:00 am - Ride Begins
12:00 pm - Food Trucks & Music at R.W. Norton Art Gallery

Food Trucks: TBD

Music TBD

The ride is a leisurely 4-mile ride (there are shortcuts for those wanting a shorter route) on a designated route through South Highlands and will begin promptly at 11 am! Ride will be police escorted.

Hosted by the Historic South Highlands Neighborhood Association, Rhino Coffee, and R.W. Norton Art Gallery 

 


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 
September 30: Encanto
October 21: Ghostbusters
November 4: Moana  

No Pets Allowed at this Event