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Special Exhibitions

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery hosts numerous exhibitions and events throughout the year.
We are proud to host both family-friendly community events and events for the 21-and-older crowd.

Line, Form, Fashion! The Art of Style

Special Exhibition • 1 September - 19 November 2023

As Christian Dior once said, "Even when there are no more secrets, fashion remains a mystery." This fall, the R.W. Norton Art Gallery invites you to enjoy Line, Form, Fashion! The Art of Style. This exhibition features 40+ works of fine and poster art ranging from Jane Atché and René Gruau to Michel Canetti and Christian Dior. 

In addition to these pieces from the museum’s permanent collection, five Shreveport professional photographers have been asked to create work inspired by this exhibition to be displayed alongside the museum's artwork.

Featured Photographers:

Tray Cooper

Britt Elizabeth

Ivy B. French

James Michael LeBlanc

Jennifer Robison 


Sisters in Art

Wanda Gág: Artist and Storyteller

On view in the South Corridor

As an author, Wanda Gág is best known for her Newberry Prize-winning book Millions of Cats, the oldest American picture book still in print today. Gág is also recognized as a prolific visual artist. Over her career, she explored several different media, including drawing, etching, lithography, and engraving, as well as illustrating not only her books, but many other children’s books as well. She has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, during and after her lifetime, and her work is found in museums and gallery collections around the world. 

BLOOM! 2024 Applications are OPEN 

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery is thrilled to open submissions to our 8th Annual BLOOM! Juried Exhibition! Every year the Norton celebrates the season with a juried exhibition focused on the beauty and natural wonder that comes with spring. See the application below for details and the rules and regulations for BLOOM! 2024.

CLICK HERE for application.


Melodious Masterpieces

Do you hear music when you look at a painting? Does a specific scene touch your heart and make you hum a melody? Well, if so, we ask you to join our amazing social media followers who helped curate Spotify playlists full of the songs they hear when looking at pieces from the Norton's permanent collection.

Be sure to follow us on SpotifyInstagram, and Facebook for more music challenges. 



A Day at the Museum Coloring Book

Welcome to the R.W. Norton Art Gallery's coloring book! 

CLICK HERE to download the full coloring book. 

Once you’ve had your way with the Crayolas, please share your creations with the world via social media, using the hashtag #colorthenorton 

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Let's Talk Turkey: Thanksgiving Tour

17 & 18 November 2023 | 1:30 PM

Have you ever wondered why we have Thanksgiving and how it's been represented in art? Well, we briefly considered these two imponderables and then decided to move on to something more fun. Do you know how many turkeys Americans eat at Thanksgiving? Or, who made Thanksgiving a national holiday? These will be the burning questions challenging us as we rafter up and strut our stuff from gobble squabbles to National prominence. So, please join us for a glimpse into the life and times of Tom Turkey. 

CLICK HERE for Friday, 17 November tickets

CLICK HERE for Saturday, 18 November tickets 

Dino Walk at the Norton

Wednesday | 22 November 2023 | 11:00 AM

It's Thanksgiving Break and you need to keep the kids entertained! So, join the Norton Staff and the dino crew for a fun-filled Dino Walk through our gardens on Wednesday, November 22nd at 11:00 am. We will explore the “jungle,” roar like a T-rex, fly like a Pterodactyl, and we might even see a REAL dinosaur! (*wink wink*)

This event is free and open to anyone but geared toward ages 2-7. We will meet on the south lawn. Make an afternoon of it and bring a picnic to enjoy after the walk. 

Holiday Book Fair & Family Day

Saturday | 16 December 2023 | 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery and Caddo Association of School Librarians will be hosting a Holiday Book Fair & Family Day on Saturday, 16 December from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Norton. This Scholastic Book Fair will feature books and gifts for all ages, and is the perfect time to shop for that last minute gift for the child in your life!  Sales from the book fair will benefit Caddo students and school libraries by providing books, incentives, and funding for author visits. We will also be collecting donations and books to help the Southern Hills Elementary School rebuild their library. Additionally, the Norton will be collecting coats for children in need and stuffed animals for first responders to provide comfort for children in emergency situations. 

During this event, there will be storyteller readings, activities, a holiday exhibition, string quartet performances, and MORE! We hope to see you there! 

Twilight Talkies

Join us for our Twilight Talkies series on the first Friday of each month! Starting in April and lasting through October, we show a family-friendly movie on the front lawn of the museum for FREE!!  Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars.  Sing, dance, and have a GREAT time! Local food trucks will be on hand with yummy treats to enjoy.

Movies start at dusk. 

Food trucks available from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Check our social media for a list of trucks.)

No Pets Allowed at this Event

See you in 2024!