West Palm Beach

United States

1451 S. Olive Ave.
Phone: 561.832.5196
Fax: 561.659.4689
Website: www.norton.org

Norton Museum Of Art

The Norton Museum of Art is one of the Southeast’s premier art museums—a 65-year-old flagship institution known for the quality of its extensive collections, traveling special exhibitions, and innovative educational programming. Founded in 1941 by Ralph and Elizabeth Norton, the Norton Museum has been recognized for its internationally renowned collection of American, European, Chinese, contemporary art, and photography. Annually, the Norton Museum presents exhibition related lectures, concerts, and programs for children and adults. Shop in the Museum store or enjoy lunch in Café 1451 at the Norton.

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Permanent Collection

European Impressionists and Modern Masters, such as Georges Braque, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre Auguste Renoir are represented. American art from 1900 to the present features works of Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, John Marin, Robert Motherwell, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, George Bellows and Jackson Pollock. The Museum also owns an extensive collection of works on paper and a rich body of sculpture, which includes examples by Jean Arp, Constantine Brancusi, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder. The Chinese collection offers superb examples of carved jades, bronze vessels, early ceramics, decorated porcelains and Buddhist sculptures. Today’s most revered and history’s most innovative photographers are featured in the Norton’s photography collection: from Thomas Demand, Cindy Sherman, Candida Höfer, and Elger Esser to Clarence H. White, Walker Evans, Lewis Hine, and Man Ray.


In addition to the Norton Collection, a diverse schedule of special exhibitions will be on view throughout the year.

Forthcoming exhibitions

Norton Museum of Art

2007-2008 Special Exhibitions
(Subject to Revision)

BIG Picture
July 7 - September 23, 2007

Highlighting photographic donations and acquisitions since 2006, BIG Picture reveals the growing trend in contemporary art for photographs to be big, really big. Over the last two decades advancing photographic technologies has allowed artists and photographers to make photographic prints that rival the scale (and impact) of paintings. From Thomas Demand’s recreation of an unlikely museum accident or Reiner Leist’s isolated image from his ongoing series of over 2400 views from his New York City apartment window, to the beautiful landscapes of Elger Esser and the stunning portrait by Chuck Close, BIG Picture reveals the amazing diversity of approaches and the seemingly endless possibilities of the photographic image in the 21st century.

Autumn Splendor
September 8 – December 16, 2007

Autumn Splendor coincides with one of China's favorite holidays, the Mid-Autumn Festival. On the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, September 25, the moon is reputed to be brighter and fuller than any other night. Family and friends gather for moon viewing parties. This elegant installation offers a sensational opportunity to focus on Chinese brush paintings featuring the moon and other symbols of the fall season. For example, Autumn Moon at Lake Dongting (1903) is a poignant riverscape created at the end of China's dynastic era—the Qing dynasty, which fell in 1911.

California as Muse: The Art of Arthur & Lucia Mathews
October 6 – December 9, 2007

Organized by the Oakland Museum of California, this exhibition pr...+ [ Read all ]


General admission is $8 for adults, $3 for visitors ages 13-21, and free for Members and children under 13. West Palm Beach residents receive free admission to the Museum Collection every Saturday, with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission to the Museum Collection the first Saturday of each month, with proof of residency. An additional charge may apply for special exhibitions.

Opening hours

The Norton Museum of Art is open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. (Closed Mondays from May through October and on major holidays.)


Cafe 1451 at the Norton, Museum Store.

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News and events

Victoria & Albert Premier – November 29, 2007 – Chairwoman: Leigh Larmoyeux (at the Norton Museum of Art)

Children’s Holiday Party – December 9, 2008 – Chairwomen: Mrs. Karen Swanson and Mrs. Sara McCann (at the Norton Museum of Art)

Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show and Cocktail reception – January 8, 2008 – Oscar de la Renta (at the Norton Museum of Art)

Bals Des Arts – February 2, 2008 – Chairwomen: Mrs. Lois Pope and Mrs. Mary Montgomery (at Mar-a-Lago)

Table Settings – April 2 thru April 6, 2008 – Chairwomen: Mrs. Ellen Jaffe and Mrs. Andrea Stark (at the Norton Museum of Art)

The Following Events are by Invitation Only:

Sea Fair Dinner – February 5, 2008

Sea Fair Cocktail Reception – February 6, 2008


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contact Belle Forino for group rates
561.832.5196 ext. 1135


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