An Education Program
of the R.W. Norton Art Gallery
Welcome to Smartworks!
About Us

Free to the public for enjoyment and enlightenment, The R.W. Norton Art Gallery is a non-profit museum built in 1966 which features original works of American and European art. With the addition of the South Wing in 1990 and the North Wing in 2003, the Norton has continued to expand its permanent collection and bring outstanding art exhibitions from all over the country to the greater Shreveport area. Explore the Norton online and plan your next visit to experience its amazing art and gorgeous gardens. Enjoy your visit!



Our mission is to work in tandem with dedicated teachers to provide an enriched education for children through an arts based curricula with an emphasis on humanities.



The R.W. Norton Art Gallery Education Department believes that there is nothing more important then the education of a child. We see the purpose of this education as twofold: as a tool to help a child realize his or her own potential individually and that child, when grown, help his or her country realize its potential. To this end, we focus on the humanities as the best tool to promote cognitive and character development, critical thinking skills, and the joy of learning. Specifically, we offer a unique introduction to and exploration of the humanities provided by the arts through the creation of a museum arts-based curricula. This program is designed to support dedicated teachers who recognize the need to enrich public education and are willing to work with us in a team effort to achieve this goal.



There is no admission charge to view the grounds, the museum's art collection, or special exhibitions.


Hours of Operation - Museum

Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.



The R.W. Norton Art Gallery
4747 Creswell Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106-1899

Phone: (318) 865-4201
Fax: (318) 869-0435