Friday, August 01, 2014 - Sunday, November 11, 2018
On 1 August 2014, the Norton opened a four-year exhibition, Art of the Great War. Throughout the exhibition you'll see original posters and learn about life in the city of Shreveport and in Caddo and Bossier Parishes during the conflict, including the men from here who gave their lives in the trenches of France.
(This is a library exhibition and our library is only open on the weekends from 1:00pm - 5:00pm.)
Beginning in 1900, for thirty years Edward Curtis, the "Shadow Catcher" as he was called by some of his subjects, visited and photographed surviving Native American tribes throughout the U.S. from the Eskimo and Inuit of the far north to the Hopi and Navajo of the deep southwest. In all, he took over 40,000 images from more than eight tribal groups, capturing the image of famous leaders including Geronimo, Chief Joseph, and Red Cloud, as well as thousands of our indigenous peoples on the edge of losing their heritage. In the end he chose 2,200 of these photos which he gathered in twenty portfolios accompanied by twenty volumes of printed information that he had gathered while staying among the Indians.
Feeling like a spot of tea? And you would like to invite the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Dormouse, and, of course, Alice, to join you? If so, join us on Saturday, June 4th when our exhibition, Down the Rabbit Hole: Alice Visits the Norton for a tea party of your own in our galleries. Tea will be served from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. General seating is $25.00 while you may reserve a table for four for $100.00, or a table of six for $150.00. And if you're really in the mood for an especially special tea, you can reserve premium seating in our beautifully appointed Research Library for $500.00 with seating for up to twelve people.
Centered around the Salvador Dali lithographs for a limited edition of Alice in Wonderland, an autographed first edition of the Alice illustrated by Arthur Rackham, and a copy of the original Alice illustrated by John Tenniel, this exhibition, coming a few months after Alice's 150th birthday, celebrates the cultural influence of Lewis Carroll's classic children's books.