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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.

Hoover Watercolor Society 65th Annual Winter/Spring 2023 Exhibition

20 January - 5 March 2023

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery is proud to present the Hoover Watercolor Society 65th Annual Winter/Spring Exhibition.

This exhibition, 20 January 2023 through 5 March 2023, gives Hoover Watercolor Society members a chance to exhibit their work together in a beautiful exhibition full of vibrant colors and artistic expertise.  

Sisters in Art: Women Artists from the Norton's Permanent Collection

On View in the South Corridor

Can you name 5 women artists? According to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, just 11% of all acquisitions and only 14% of exhibitions at 26 prominent U.S. museums over the past decade were of work by women artists.

For generations, women artists have been overlooked. But no longer. Museums, like the Norton, are now focusing on the acquisition and exhibition of both historical works by women artists as well as contemporary. Sisters in Art: Women Artists from the Norton’s Permanent Collection will be the first of what will be a series of women-centric exhibitions at the Norton.

Please join us as we explore a range of historical and contemporary artists. From Rosa Bonheur and Anna Hyatt Hungtington to Judy Bowman and Bridget Winder, we take a look at women artists in the Norton’s permanent collection who were more than equal during their lives, and those continuing to lead in the contemporary art world of today.  


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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BLOOM! 2023 • Submissions Open NOW!

Submission Deadline | 1 February 2023

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery wants to invite you to submit to the 7th Annual BLOOM! Juried Exhibition!

Submission Deadline: 1 February 2023

Every year the Norton celebrates the season with a juried exhibition focused on the beauty and natural wonder that comes with spring.

CLICK HERE for details and the rules and regulations for BLOOM! 2023

If you have any questions please contact Emily Feazel Designer, Exhibits & Special Events at or 318-865-4201 ext 130 

Love & Art: A Valentine's Day Tour

Friday | 10 February 2023 | 1:30 PM

Art museums and galleries have long earned and enjoy a romantic rep. From strolling with a significant other to meeting a new fling for a first date, museums are full of romance and saucy stories. Please join us for a special Valentine’s-themed tour as we explore tfamous couples, steamy stories, titillating tales of revenge, and more in our permanent collection. Space is limited. 

CLICK HERE for tickets.


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.)

2023 Schedule Coming Soon!!

No Pets Allowed at this Event