Saturday, June 19, 2010

For stimulating art and cool, dry air it's RW Norton Art Foundation; enjoy new self-guided tours and the freedom to use your camera in the museum

RW Norton Art Foundation
Originally uploaded by trudeau
Sumptuous paintings and kinetic sculptures. Cool air. RW Norton Art Foundation is a mecca in the summer.

In the extreme north wing of the Norton there are fresh and quite enjoyable exhibits, including:

- Alex Dzigurski (1911-1995): a selection of 18 works which demonstrate his masterly technique in painting scenic America from coast to coast.
- The Arts In Medicine images represent the recreation of Master paintings by adult cancer patients while they receive treatment at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. Painting transports patients to a whole new dimension of comfort while they receive treatment.
- Under the Magnifying Glass: Fifty Miniatures by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist.

Also fresh -
- Brochures (download them at the web site) that guide and engage students - and adults - are more numerous than ever.
- A change in the camera policy! "As new technology has developed, the Norton has re-evaluated its policy on visitors taking photographs inside the museum. Digital cameras and cell phones that can take personal photographs without the benefit of flash will be permitted; however, because of the potential for damage to the artworks, flash photography continues to be banned. Also, due to copyright and intellectual property restrictions, and because it can be detrimental to the viewing experience of other visitors, professional photography or any photography intended for commercial purposes will not be allowed."

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery
4747 Creswell Avenue

(318) 865-4201

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

Hours of Operation
Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and national holidays

The gardens are open to visitors daily during daylight hours.


Unknown said...

Went today! The docents are nicer too. Good luck getting cell phone coverage to call the info numbers in the galleries though!

Anonymous said...

Somebody should tell this to Art Space in dontown. I was there and they about snatched my camera out of my hand. But that's okay cause I just walked around and took all the pictures wanted with my cell phone. LOL. It's just pictures of pictures so what is the big deal anyway?