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Norton Museum of Art

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Address: 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401-7162
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Founded in 1941 by Ralph Hubbard Norton and Elizabeth Norton, the Norton...

Founded in 1941 by Ralph Hubbard Norton and Elizabeth Norton, the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, is internationally known for its distinguished collection, featuring American, Chinese, Contemporary, and European art, and Photography.

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Even while under renovation it's worth a visit

Museum is currently undergoing extensive renovation so in a brilliant PR move, admission is free while work continues. The collection on view is small but varied and impressive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 February 2017
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Museum is currently undergoing extensive renovation so in a brilliant PR move, admission is free while work continues. The collection on view is small but varied and impressive including European art (eg Renoir and Gauguin), American (eg, Demuth and Hassam) and Chinese art (ceramics, bronzes and paintings). On Thursday nights, they have "art after dark" from 5-9 which includes lectures,... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The museum has a very limited number of art on display. There is one American room and one European. I was told that construction would be completed in 2018

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South Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Norton Museum has some wonderful traveling exhibits and a beautiful sclupture garden. I first was introduced to the Norton twenty years ago as a teacher taking third graders around, it was interesting to see them react to art. Over the years the museum has expanded and improved. It is always a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

My wife and I were impressed with the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, when we viewed its collection of over 7,000 works with emphasis on American, European, Chinese and contemporary art and photography. But we were even more impressed when we learned that the Norton has surpassed the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art as... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Small and eclectic collection. Modern art, photography, sculpture, plus experimental pieces. Currently the building is being extensively renovated. This limits the selection available but makes the visit free. Parking is awkward. I stopped on a broken meter nearby - they recommend a remote site with shuttle bus. Be prepared to come back after the re-opening.

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West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Unfortunately, we arrived at the museum while it was under construction. The art displays were beautiful but very small - you can see the entire place in 30 minutes. The renovations look to be quite expansive, so I would wait until construction is complete.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Its a modern building with some renovations. Its not large space but has a core collection of art, has visiting events, and its free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here looking for a small museum. Found it no problem. While under construction, the museum was a small interesting place of respite

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Riviera Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We went for the art after dark. We heard live music, had goods food and saw their latest art work. It's being renovated, but there's still great works to see.

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Gulf Coast Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Given the build up of the Norton anthology, I had expected to find a much more refined collection here. Since the place is under construction with a huge addition, the admissions price is right... free! The Chinese collection may be the one exceptional area of the collection. Perhaps when reconfigured when the addition is complete, the place will achieve a... More 

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