The Norton’s popular weekly Art After Dark – Where Culture and Entertainment Meet – has an exciting new vibe! The series moves to Fridays, expands by an hour to 10 p.m., and includes the debut of programs such as POP sessions – where during the last Friday of each month the evening’s offerings are “louder and looser” – and Norton Cinema, which will present screenings of independent and rarely seen films and documentaries. An eclectic array of activities changes every week!
The Feb. 15 resumption of Art After Dark features Pulitzer Prize- winning writer Hilton Als in conversation with Norton Director Hope Alswang, and a performance by New York-based singer-songwriter Sirintip and her quartet, playing a blend of pop, R&B, electronic, and jazz.
The Feb. 22 edition of Art After Dark features Photo-based artist Adam Fuss discusses his camera-less photography practice with Tim B. Wride, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography. Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art, discusses her new book about the Museum’s namesake, Ralph Norton and His Museum. Popular, homegrown ‘90s acoustic pop-rock band INHOUSE presents a “One-Night-Only” 20th- anniversary reunion concert with its original lineup.
Art After Dark is sponsored by The Addison Hines Charitable Trust. The program was also made possible by the generosity of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and media sponsor The Palm Beach Post.
About the Norton Museum of Art
Founded in 1941, the Norton Museum of Art is recognized for its distinguished holdings in American, European, and Chinese art, and a continually expanding presence for Photography and Contemporary art. Its masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century European painting and sculpture include works by Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, and Picasso, and American works by Stuart Davis, Hopper, O’Keeffe, Pollock, and Sheeler.
The Norton presents special exhibitions, lectures, tours, and programs for adults and children throughout the year. In 2011, the Norton launched RAW (Recognition of Art by Women), featuring the work of a living female painter or sculptor and funded by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund/MLDauray Arts Initiative. In 2012, the Norton established the biennial, international Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers in partnership with Beth Rudin DeWoody, named in honor of her late father, Lewis Rudin.
In early 2016, the Norton broke ground for a visionary expansion designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners, under the direction of Pritzker Prize- winning architect Lord Norman Foster. (Enabling construction had begun in November 2015.) The project reorients the Norton’s entrance to the main thoroughfare of South Dixie Highway, restoring the symmetry of the museum’s original 1941 design, and includes a new 59,000-square-foot west wing, the Kenneth C. Griffin Building, that doubles education space, and increases gallery space for the Norton’s renowned collection. The transformation of the Museum’s 6.3-acre campus creates a museum in a garden, featuring new, verdant spaces and a sculpture garden.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Closed on Wednesdays and major holidays.
Admission prices: Members: Free General: $18 Seniors: (60+): $15 Students: $5 with valid school ID Children: Free for ages 12 and under Teachers: Free with valid school ID Active Military (and immediate family) free with valid military ID
Museum admission is free to the public on Fridays and Saturdays!
Free Fridays are made possible by the generosity of The Lunder Foundation – Peter and Paula Lunder Family.
Free Saturdays are made possible by the generosity of the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation and Damon and Katherine Mezzacappa.
Free parking is available across the street at 1501 S. Dixie Highway. The Museum is currently closed to complete interior construction and reinstall art, and will reopen on Feb. 9, 2019. For additional information, please call (561) 832-5196, or visit www.norton.org.