Norton Museum of Art

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Norton Museum of Art
1451 S. Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Tuesday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 11-5, Closed Monday
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Paid Entry Only
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***The Museum reopened on July 5 after a five-week hiatus to re-install galleries and prep for construction. Admission is FREE for all through December 2018! Be sure to visit the reinstalled galleries to view your favorite works in a new context. ***

The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach contains over 7000 works of art in its permanent collection.  They often feature temporary art exhibits that younger kids would find exciting like Lego Art, Disney art, and Costume Art which included items worn in Star Trek and Star Wars.  The museum was founded in 1941 by Ralph Hubbard Norton (1875–1953) and his wife, Elizabeth Calhoun Norton (1881–1947). The Nortons amassed a large collection of paintings and sculpture which they decided to make public in the early 1940s.  The collection features American, Chinese, European, Contemporary and Photographic Arts. Children always love the fountains out front, the Chihuly glass ceiling with its hidden nautical creatures, and the interesting art that is both thought provoking and sparks their own creative wick.  The Norton frequently offers children's programs, displays local student art, and hosts the Art after Dark event every Thursday.   

Fratelli Lyon offers gourmet refreshments for lunch and for special events. The cafe is located in the West Courtyard of the museum and offers Illy cafe at its coffee bar.  The museum gift shop sells art and small souvenirs of their collection that the kids may enjoy taking home to remember their day.

 

FREE Admission for Florida School Teachers and Administrators.

Palm Beach County residents receive FREE admission on the first Saturday of every month.

West Palm Beach residents receive FREE admission every Saturday. 

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