Cameos of Art Museums' Collections of Historic American Art

The R. W. Norton Art Gallery

Shreveport, Louisiana

(318) 865-4201


The Building


The building, featuring a contemporary design, opened to the public in 1966, and contains twenty exhibition rooms. A rapidly growing collection increased the demand for exhibition space, and a south wing was added in 1983. Presently a north wing is under construction. The Gallery, situated on a 40-acre landscaped area, is surrounded by azalea gardens filled with over 10,000 plants. Attracting thousands of visitors each spring, the gardens are open to the public throughout the year.


The American Collections


In the American History gallery the objects are arranged in chronological order to show the people and events that shaped the history of this nation.


View of American History gallery

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Text and images courtesy of The R. W. Norton Art Gallery.

This page was originally published in 1997 in Resource Library Magazine. Please see Resource Library's Overview section for more information. rev. 11/8/11

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