“Culture delivered on a daily basis.” -Steve Porter, Visual Artist

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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.









STRIKE: How the Newsies Made Headlines

Special Exhibition: Guest Curated by Sarah Dupree & Anna Jane Storms

6 August - 12 September 2021

Every morning, paperboys in New York bought 100 papers from the publishers for 50 cents. Hoping to earn a profit of just a half a cent per paper, these newsies would sometimes exaggerate or invent headlines to sell papers or appeal to customers’ sympathy for child laborers. In July 1899, publishers raised the price on newsies, selling every 100 papers for 60 cents. This price increase drastically affected these children’s ability to earn a living, so, they retaliated. Newsies from all boroughs of New York went on strike for two weeks, refusing to sell any papers from The Evening World and The Journal, and threatening anyone else who did. By August 2, 1899, Pulitzer and Hearst, still refusing to lower the price of their papers, compromised instead by agreeing to buy back any unsold papers. The strike was over. A decade later, photographer Lewis Hine captured the Newsies’ working conditions on behalf of the National Child Labor Committee to advocate for social reform.  

All Guest Curator Exhibitions are created from public domain reproductions. These open access images were made public by the artist’s estate and the museums that hold the originals for others around the world to enjoy. 

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. 




Interactive Exhibit  |  Women's History Month 2020

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the R.W. Norton Art Gallery asks women of all ages to tell herSTORY. The questions posed in the exhibit encourages women to think about themselves and their sisters and share their thoughts with others in an interactive public display. Maybe, you’ll find someone with the same story as you. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired by someone else’s words.

Please share your story with us and others as we celebrate the incredible women we are. 




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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STRIKE: How the Newsies Made Headlines

Opening Reception

Friday | 6 August 2021 | 5:00-7:00 PM 

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Norton's newest special exhibition, Strike: How the Newsies Made the Headlines. Guest curated by the Norton's summer interns, Sarah Durpee and Anna Jane Storms, this exhibit focuses on the photographs of Lewis Hine and the history behind the images he took during the two-week strike against newspaper tycoons, Pulitzer and Hearst.  



















Children's Tours

Third Wednesday of each month

Join us as we explore the R.W. Norton Art Gallery from a child's point of view. This tour is built for families to interact with the museum and art together and will be geared toward families with children 1st grade and younger. But, all ages are welcome. 

Each person attending will need their own ticket.  

Tour Guidelines: 

• Tours are limited to 20 people. 

 • You MUST have a ticket to attend a tour. Free tickets must be reserved online prior to arrival. 

• Please respect social distancing when on the museum grounds. 

• If you are not feeling well, please enjoy our online content from home and plan to visit another day.

Tickets will be made available on the Monday of each tour week. 

Tour Schedule & Ticket Links

August 18 at 1:30 pm • Children's Tour: Movement in Art


Baby Trek

Thursday | August 19 | 10:00 AM

Do you have a newborn to 12-month-old baby? If so, we invite you to join Dr. Martha Mangin as she takes you and your baby on a special visit to the R.W. Norton Art Gallery. This program is intended for small groups and forges individual interactions between the caregiver, the baby, and a specialist in child growth and development. It has 3 goals:

1. To provide a safe and relaxing space for parents/ caregivers to interact with one another.

2. To share knowledge of different areas of a child’s first year of growth and development

3. To model activities designed to stimulate babies in an arts-rich environment

Tickets will be limited to 8 babies and their caregivers so that we can ensure a quality program. Older siblings will not be able to attend this program but are welcome to participate in our Back Yard Books program designed for ages 2 through 5 and their caregivers beginning in April.

This first session will focus on the child's movement. One ticket per infant is required. 

CLICK HERE for tickets



Adult Tours

Third Friday of each month

Adult tours visit a different part of the museum's permanent collection. 

Each person attending will need their own ticket.

Tour Guidelines:

• Tours are limited to 20 people.

• You MUST have a ticket to attend a tour. Free tickets must be reserved online prior to arrival.  

• Please respect social distancing when on the museum grounds.

• If you are not feeling well, please enjoy our online content from home and plan to visit another day.  

Tickets will be made available on the Monday of each tour week.  

Tour Schedule & Ticket Links

August 20 at 10:00 am • An Art Lover's Guide to Paris: Adult Tour



Adventures in Art

Third Saturday of each month

The Norton's Art Adventures offer free activities, storytimes, and tours to engage with art at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery. Art Adventures provide families with an opportunity to explore the museum, learn about the collection, participate in multi-sensory activities, and listen to stories inspired by the R.W. Norton’s collection. Art Adventures are free but have limited availability. Each activity/tour has its own ticket. You must have a ticket to attend the event.
In order for us to keep the events we offer free for the public we ask that if you can not make the event after reserving your ticket(s), please contact Emily Feazel at (318) 865-4201 ext 130 or by email at so we can release your ticket(s) and allow other interested individuals to register.

Saturday | August 21 | 1:30 PM : Movement in Art

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 9:00 pm (Check our social media for a list of trucks.)

2021 Schedule:

August 6 - Mighty Ducks

September 3 - Leap

October 1 - Coco

October 22 - Ghostbusters

November 5 - The Little Giants 

No Pets Allowed at this Event