It's hard to believe that this wonderful museum is free, but it truly is. The Norton's like to collect things and they needed a place to show their stuff so they built this incredible building. They have a love for our community so they've opened it up to the public so everyone can enjoy their things too. The surrounding area is beautifully landscaped too, and is also free to the public.(Now that's true Southern Hospitality to me.) I am so extremely Thankful to the Norton's for letting me see their spectacular things and creating so many wonderful memories for me.
Every year I've gone there on a field trip about this time of year with one of my children's classes. My boys are getting older and my youngest in now in middle school and is not taking field trips like that anymore. So I went on my own. This time of year the surrounding property is usually unbelievable beautiful. Words can not describe how pretty it can be. Even pictures can not do it justice. I must admit I got there just a couple of days early to see the azalea's in full bloom but it is still very pretty. Since I don't know when I can get back there again I'm going to share the pictures that I did take with you.
|R W Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA|
|A dog wood in bloom by the pond|
|The back side of R W Norton Art Gallery|
|'Canyon Watch (Puma) by Kent Ullberg with the R W Norton Art Gallery in the background|
|Canyon Watch (Puma) by Kent Ullberg at the R W Norton Art Gallery|
|Azaleas just starting to bloom|
|Pond at R W Norton Art Gallery, 'Brown Pelican' by Sandy Scott|
|'Brown Pelican' by Sandy Scott - Sculpture at R W Norton Art Gallery|
|R W Norton Art Gallery grounds|
|'Wild Boar Fountain Piece' or ' Il Porcellino' by Giuseppe Benelli @ R W Norton Art Gallery|
|The sign said Sophora Seundflora, Silver Sierre; Texas Mountain Laurel|
|Sophora Seundflora; Silver Sierre; Texas Mountain Laurel|
|Azelea's starting to bloom at the R W Norton Art Gallery|
|The R W Norton Art Gallery|
One of the things I really like about the museum is the fact that it is always changing and evolving. You never know what they are going to be working on next. It just keeps on getting better, and better, and better....... And it always amazes me that its still free. I keep on expecting them to start to charge something so they can continue to do all the fascinating things that
|Azalea's @ R W Norton Art Gallery|
|Azaleas @ R W Norton Art Gallery|
|Azalea's at R W Norton Art Gallery|
Needless to say it is a favorite place for people to take pictures and I think you can understand why the R W Norton Art Gallery is so popular.
I hope I can get back there soon when everything is in full bloom.
I just got done going back to their web sight and they have a web cam going so I'll be able to watch them even if I can't get there. Here's that location Norton Art Gallery - gardens. Isn't modern technology wonderful. I can't believe I can see it today with out going there.