The R.W. Norton Art Gallery
4747 Creswell Avenue
Phone: (318) 865-4201
Fax: (318) 869-0435
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106-1899
Hours of Operation - Museum
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.
Hours of Operation - Gardens
Currently, the gardens open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
(During Central Daylight Time, the gardens open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.)
(During Central Standard Time, the gardens open at 7 a.m. and close at 5:30 p.m. )
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.
No photography or videography, private or commercial, is allowed inside the museum or on the grounds with the exception of school-affiliated educational photography classes which have made advance appointments.
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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