The R.W. Norton Art Gallery
4747 Creswell Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106-1899
Phone: (318) 865-4201
Fax: (318) 869-0435
Hours of Operation
There is no admission charge to view the grounds, the museum's art collection, or special exhibitions.
Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and national holidays
The gardens are open to visitors daily during daylight hours.
Map & Directions
for personalized directions.
Free guided tours are available by appointment only Tuesday through Friday for groups of 10 or more. A special tour is also offered to the public free of charge the first Saturday of every month.
For a complete listings of all the tour programs, please click here.
Community lectures are periodically available to the public, civic organizations, and school groups at no charge.
Please check our calendar for upcoming lectures, speakers, demonstrations, or guest artists.
No weddings, ceremonies, or receptions are permitted on the Norton grounds.
Visitors with physical disabilities will find easy entrance to the building as there are no steps from the curb to the front entrance and no stairways inside the Norton on the main museum level. Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge to visitors for use indoors.
Indoor Photography/Videography Rules
Indoor photography of the artwork is permitted as long as it is for personal use only, not commercial or for profit, and is subject to the following restrictions:
- No photography of special or traveling exhibitions.
- handheld cameras/cellphones only
- no videocameras, tripods or other photographic apparatus
- no use of flash
- no disturbing other museum visitors
Permission to take photographs inside the museum in no way grants or implies a permission to reproduce or use these photographs in any way without express written permission from the R.W. Norton Art Gallery.
Outdoor Photography/Videography Rules
No commercial photography (photography for hire) or commercial enterprise of any kind will be permitted on the museum grounds. Until 1 July 2013, private outdoor photography is allowed. After that date, all outdoor photography will be prohibited with the exception of legitimate school-affiliated educational photography classes which have made advance appointments.
No videography (commercial or private) will be permitted on the museum grounds.
Frequently Asked Questions
When do the azaleas bloom?
Depending on the whims of Mother Nature, our 15,000 azaleas typically blossom in late March or early April.
Check out our azalea cam for a live feed of the gardens and a more definitive answer.
How can I find out what my art is worth?
Can someone at the Norton tell me what my art is worth?
Can I sell my art to the Norton?
May I donate my art, books, or special collection?
Where can I find information about my work of art?
Is there someone who can fix my painting, sculpture, or photograph?
Can I rent the Norton for parties, meetings, or other social events?
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