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.
With an estimated 58% of American's using some form of social media, we decided to have some fun and recreate a few historical figures as if they too enjoyed this technology. Artworks from our own archives comprise this #HashtaggingHistory and will explore such famous hashtags as #outfitoftheday, #selfie, #adventure, and many more. What would you see on Marie Antoinette's Instagram? Can you imagine what tweets our Founding Fathers would have been sharing as they drafted the Declaration of Independence?
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - Sunday, February 28, 2016
(This is a library exhibition and our library is only open on the weekends from 1:00pm - 5:00pm.)
Frederic Remington was born 4 October 1861 in Canton, New York and would come to be known as the "cowboy artist." He continuously drew and painted not only what he saw, but also what he imagined. By 1890, his work was much in demand and would continue to be for the next two decades, producing not only his stand-alone paintings and sculptures, but also maintaining his primary career as an illustrator through the books on display in this exhibition.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - Monday, March 07, 2016
In coordination with our first ever Azalea Festival, the R.W. Norton Art Gallery will be showcasing local talent in the form of a new exhibition, BLOOM! This exhibition will focus on flowering plants and the beauty of nature. We invite all artists to submit artwork to be juried for this wonderful exhibition. For more information and application, please click the image above.
Join us for a fun filled morning with the kiddos at the R. W. Norton Art Gallery. This is a child friendly tour, so feel free to bring strollers, baby carriers, etc. Moms, dads, grandparents and caretakers are all welcome with children of all ages.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - Sunday, March 20, 2016
Well, you won't see a cowardly lion, but you will see all sorts of our furry and feathered friends when "Paper Zoo" opens in the North Wing Corridor. Recently liberated from the Norton's vaults, these stunning images will strut, stroll, shimmer and swoop along the walls, capturing the color and spirit of these denizens of the forest and savannahs, and memory, since one of our visitors is extinct and several others are on the brink. Both famous and lesser-known artists have chosen to take a hand at capturing these wild things; Frederic Remington contributed a coyote, Antoine-Louis-Barye a tiger, and Gutzon Borglum a lion.
BLOOM! Plan to spend the day at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery's first annual Azalea Festival. Showcasing over 15,000 plants including approximately 100 native and hybrid varieties of azaleas at the prime time of the year, the event will be held from 10:00am - 2:00pm in the forty acre gardens behind the museum. It will continue inside the Gallery from 2:30pm - 4:00pm, with two knowledgeable speakers on "Plants that grow in our zone" and "Art inspired by nature." While enjoying a tour through the beautiful gardens, have your garden questions answered by volunteers from Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners, the Shreveport Garden Study Club and the Society for Louisiana Irises.
You will also have the opportunity to find a lovely spot in the gardens to set up your own easel or just watch local artists drawing and painting. If you get hungry or thirsty, just pop in on one of the food trucks that will be on hand or just grab an ice cream on the go! Find a pleasant spot to sit and listen to the sounds of local musicians or poetry readings. Plan to have a fabulous day at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery.