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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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+1 561-832-5196
12:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Wed 12:00 - 17:00
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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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Good to visit although limited exhibits as it is going through a major expansion building programme.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good to visit although limited exhibits as it is going through a major expansion building programme.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time there today! We saw the famous and newly acquired roof tiles and attended a lecture on Chinese architecture by a Penn professor. I personally hooked up with a docent tour of new works. And all of it was totally free ( even though we are members) because the museum is undergoing an ambitious renovation. Make... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Norton Art Museum in West Palm Beach is a very small art museum with ambitious plans to expand its offerings. Admission is free during the construction period. A free shuttle ferries visitors safely from the museum parking lot a couple of blocks away to the main entrance. Docents were busy explaining various works of art in several of the galleries.... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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