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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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A lovely museums

I enjoyed walk around. Due to expansion, there are only three of four rooms open, however, the collection is nice.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed walk around. Due to expansion, there are only three of four rooms open, however, the collection is nice.

Thank Adinagold
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum is under construction so there isn't much to see. The only good thing is it's free. Parking is a challenge.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Presently renovating and did I say free. Still has great stuff and all you have to do is ignore construction going on.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We came to the museum from Boynton Beach, it's a little bit of a drive but well worth it. The museum is small but with some very impressive paintings and we enjoyed very much the Chinese artifacts collection. We didn't pay attention to the opening hour and arrived a little bit before noon - we were lucky that we didn't... More 

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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Currently, the Norton is undergoing a near-total renovation and expansion. As a result, only a fraction of their permanent collection is on display, and space is limited for special exhibitions. Nonetheless, you can still see some fine pieces, including a number of significant impressionist and post-impressionist works, plus some more recent acquisitions of abstract art. Because of the limited space,... More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

After vising the Ann Norton sculpture gardens, which were nice but small, my expectations were not high for the Norton Museum of Art. I was pleasantly surprised, even with the limitations due to the construction they are undergoing. An impressive assortment of painters from various periods and of various styles. A significant Chinese art exhibit as well.

Thank Elizabeth J
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

The accoustaguide availability makes a big difference. Really nice job with that. Now a relatively small local museum being re-built to be large local museum. I can't wait. But free until re-built.

Thank Mark W
West Milford, New Jersey
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Wonderful museum with changing exhibits and a great sculpture garden. Good rainy day excursion for a few hours

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Parking isn't too much of a problem even during construction, but there was insufficient signage directing people across the main drag to the parking lot. Parking on street was fine. It's a fun collection to peruse and breaks up all the painting with some nice Chinese porcelain, and artifacts, some going back to B.C.E. era.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

If you enjoy viewing or owning good art, this is a great Museum to review some rare art pieces. I have visited the Norton in Pasadena, CA as well and they both have much to offer to lovers of the ARTS!

Thank recruitjas

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