Today's Hours
Museum: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Today's Hours
Museum: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Visit Us
The R.W. Norton Art Gallery
4747 Creswell Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106-1899
Phone: (318) 865-4201
Fax: (318) 869-0435
Click here to email us.
There is no admission charge to view the grounds, the museum's art collection, or special exhibitions.
Hours of Operation - Museum
Hours of Operation - Gardens
Currently, the gardens are open from 7:00 am - 5:30 pm.
Map & Directions
Click here for personalized directions.
Free guided tours are available by appointment only Tuesday through Friday for groups of 10 or more.
Special Events
Please check our calendar for upcoming exhibits and events.
No weddings, ceremonies, or receptions are permitted on the Norton grounds.
Wheelchair Accessibility
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.
Photography / Videography Rules
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
(click a question to see the answer)

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?

You would need to speak to an appraiser. For a listing of Appraisal Associations nationwide, please see our Links page.

Can someone at the Norton tell me what my art is worth?

Unfortunately, no. Please see our Links page for information on appraisers.

Can I sell my art to the Norton?

Acquisitions are at the discretion of the Board of Control of the R.W. Norton Art Foundation. The Foundation typically only acquires art from reputable auction houses.

May I donate my art, books, or special collection?

Please contact our Public Relations Department for more information. Click here to send an email.

Where can I find information about my work of art?

Please contact our Staff Researcher via email if you have the name of an artist you would like researched. Again, no estimate of appraisal (or answer to the question “Is it worth anything?”) can be given.

Is there someone who can fix my painting, sculpture, or photograph?

Please see our Links page for information on conservators.

Can I rent the Norton for parties, meetings, or other social events?

No, we do not currently have facilities or staff to properly host such events.