Norton Museum of Art
Norton Museum of Art
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Norton Museum of Art was founded in 1941 by Ralph Hubbard Norton (1875-1953) and his wife Elizabeth Calhoun Norton (1881-1947). The Museum’s permanent collection now consists of more than 7,600 works in five curatorial departments: European, American, Chinese, Contemporary and Photography. The Museum’s expansion that opened February 9, 2019 was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Lord Norman Foster of the architectural firm Foster + Partners. It is the most comprehensive in the institution’s 78-year history. Dramatic changes include boldly re-orienting the main entrance to South Dixie Highway , which restores the symmetrical east-west campus axis created in 1941 by original architect Marion Sims Wyeth. The building and accompanying lush sculpture garden, enable the Norton to exhibit more art, present more programs, and provide a growing community an up-to-date center for the public to enjoy art and culture.
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Tawnyrval
Ontario, CA1,263 contributions
Dec 2022
If you are in West Palm Beach and looking for something creative to do, The Norton Museum of Art is worth the visit. If you are a student, senior citizen or a resident the prices are so much better! They offer a ton exhibits, when I was in town they had a small Chihuly glass exhibit. Some of my favorite exhibits and are current as of Jan 2022;

A Personal View on High Fashion & Street Style:
Photographs from the Nicola Erni Collection, 1930s to Now.
THROUGH FEBRUARY 12, 2023

Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature
THROUGH JANUARY 15, 2023

Special Guest: Beaching the Boat (Afternoon Light) A Masterpiece by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida
THROUGH JUNE 25, 2023

Project Room | American Collection, New York Mural by Stuart Davis
THROUGH APRIL 16, 2023

Henry Ossawa Tanner: Intimate Pictures
THROUGH MARCH 19, 2023

About: The Museum's permanent collection now consists of more than 8,200 works in five curatorial departments: European, American, Chinese, Contemporary and Photography. Since 1954, many distinguished additions have been made thanks to the endowment Mr. Norton created for the purchase of works of art. They include masterpieces such as Stuart Davis's New York Mural (acquired in 1964), and Jackson Pollock's Night Mist (acquired in 1971).

Also it should be noted because I was with my mother-in-law who can't stand for a long time, we requested a wheel chair, the staff was more than accommodating! Oh and its first come, first serve so be there early! Lastly, expect to spend a few hours here and their is an onsite restaurant.
Written 14 January 2023
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Irene V
124 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Wonderful experience for any age Music programs Art lectures crafts for young children worth a visit and a wonderful restaurant too ! Public parking across the street
Written 9 January 2023
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HooBe
Las Cruces, NM6 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Very nice museum with world-class exhibits and a gorgeous sculpture garden; contemporary and modern European and American artists represented in addition to a collection of Chinese ceramics.
Written 9 January 2023
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Lawanda B
Gainesville, FL1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Solo
Plenty of fun exhibitions. Lots of rooms, well organized, super friendly staff, helpful storage space as I came straight from airport with luggage. Outside sculptures were amazing, lunch meet appetite.
Written 5 December 2022
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margatemensch2016
Coconut Creek, FL758 contributions
Oct 2022
A few days ago,I returned to my beloved Norton Art Museum and spent a delightful day sedulously studying its delightful collection of 20th Century American Art.Upon entering the Norton Art Museum,I enjoyed its fine temporary exhibit,"Joseph Stella,Visionary Nature"which ends on January 15 2023..Joseph Stella,an American Painter was born in Italy,but spent much of his life in the United States.Many of the paintings on display depicted his fascination with plants,especially flowers.Other works on display indicated his Italian Roots and interest in Catholicism.Favorite paintings by Joseph Stella at this very comprehensive art exhibit were "Purissima"(devotional theme work evoking memories of Italian Renaissance Art),"Lyre Bird","Banyan Tree","Flowers,Italy","Undine",and "Brooklyn Bridge".
From the first half of the 20th Century,favorite American Paintings included;Edmund Tarbell's"Eleanor Hyde"(American Impressionism),Childe Hassam's"Gloucester Harbor",George Bellows'"Wintry Afternoon,Riverside Park,New York City",Stuart Davis'"New York City Mural",Rockwell Kent's"Holsteinberg,Greenland",and James Chapin's"Ruby Green Singing",among others.
From the second half of the 20th Century,I saw fine American Paintings by Wayne Thiebaud("Neapolitan Pie"),Phillip Pearlstein(female nude),Bob Thompson("Bacchanal"),Robert Motherwell("Personnage"),Jeff Koons,and Joan Brown("Self Portrait With Wolf and Gorilla"),among others.I also relished delightful Contemporary Mixed Media Creations by German Artist,Anselm Kiefer,Nick Cave("Spacesuit"),and Michalene Thomas("Naomi Looking Forward #2").,among others.
As usual,spending a day at the Norton Art Museum was a privilege.
Written 18 October 2022
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Sandee
Las Vegas, NV25 contributions
Sep 2022
The Norton Museum was an experience my 19 and 21 year old children wanted to experience while on vacation in West Palm Beach. They love immersing themselves in art from around the world and various time periods. The Norton did not disappoint. The expansive first level consisted of a wide variety of time periods like the Renaissance to world renown artist like Picasso. It is always intriguing for me to read about each painting and the meaning behind them.

All our our favorite piece collectively at the Norton and any museum to date for that matter was Purity. A white Iranian onyx sculpture by Barry X Ball. It was unlike anything we have ever seen as we stared in awe of its beauty. We each had our own second liking as well. For me it was the painting by Mark Tansey called Triumph over Mastery II. The longer I stared at it, the more I saw. It was difficult for me to walk away and I actually went back again to to take it all in one more time before leaving. The Colossal Buddha Head dating back to circa 673-705 was an intriguing artifact that also grabbed my eye especially from that era. I collect buddha heads to this was indeed a delight for me to see.

The museum consists of three floors. It took us about 2.5 hours to go through the museum but keep in mind I read about most of the pieces in there so it took me a little longer. I want to also mention that I thought it was so cool walking up to the museum to see the art in front. My kids didn't know what the art piece was so I explained it to them...guess I dated myself a little bit. I will not say what it is so you can guess if you don't know either but will post a picture.

There is a parking lot across the street where you can park all day for $5.00. Adults are $18.00 for admission and students are $5.00 (must show student ID). Healthcare, Military and first responders are free, again with ID. I forgot mind because I was on vacation and didn't think I would need it so I paid full price.

Overall it was a great museum and would highly recommend ent it.
Written 12 September 2022
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romazzino
West Palm Beach, FL822 contributions
Aug 2022
Wonderful architecture with the preserved original building married to the new structure. A wonderful collection of art and exhibitions from around the world. Truly first class!
Written 8 August 2022
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jmwalsh
Jacksonville, FL104 contributions
Jul 2022
Nice art museum. Disappointed still must wear a mask. Pretty center gardens. Nice gift shop. Love the Monet!
Written 26 July 2022
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Sylvanian
Pittsburgh, PA89 contributions
May 2022
The museum is located in a large new building that naturally integrates old Art Deco part and has a reasonably diverse collection. As the information on the walls tell, Norton, the founder of the museum was interested in 20-century art, so this part was probably best represented and most interesting. The coverage of American art of late 19 - early 20 century is quite good making this collection a centerpiece. A number of traditional American impressionists (from Cassatt to the Ten) are represented by a few paintings by Hassam, Tarbell, Chase, and a few contemporaries like Tanner and Graves. Post-impressionists (the Eight or Ashcan school) are presented unusually well being apparently the focus of Norton. There are several representative paintings by Henry, Shinn, Bellows, Sloan, Luks, Lawson. After that there are scattered American pieces with several big names represented (i.e., Hopper, Kent, Rockwell). The same pattern on a smaller scale is followed by European late 19 - early 20 century art with just a few classic impressionists like Monet and Pisarro and a much better representation of post-impressionism and following -isms with a number of big names. As an extra benefit, for 2 years the museum is hosting a large and well-known painting of Spanish impressionist Joaquin Sorolla "Beaching the boat". As usual, a lot of space is occupied by a variety of modern art of mixed quality, but with several big names. Among earlier art, the museum has a very large and impressive collection of 16-18 century art, mostly Dutch golden age, but many others including some French Salon from Greuze to Fromentin and Courbet. This great collection that could make happy several museums, for some reason is hidden on the 3rd floor and not well advertised. Going further back in time, the museum has an amazingly large collection of ancient Chinese artifacts, probably the largest in Florida. Overall, very impressive museum, worth driving if you are considering it. I would rate it as one of the top 5 art museums in Florida,
Written 16 May 2022
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marks05
east greenwich, ri23 contributions
Mar 2022
The museum exhibits (in a beautiful, clean, and comfortable space) eclectic pieces of art (from PIcasso to Jasper Johns to Andy Warhol to Georgia O'Keefe to Chihuly's marvelous glass work), from the collections of some of the local, wealthy folks. Light fare and a beautiful gift shop are located in the museum. Ample parking for a $5 fee is conveniently located across the street from the museum.
Written 30 March 2022
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