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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
Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 17:00

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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the sculpture garden is amazing

We are so lucky to have this fabulous small museum in our area. This sculpture garden is a lovely respite and you could spend hours theres

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Ellie l
Stuart, Florida
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Stuart, Florida
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We are so lucky to have this fabulous small museum in our area. This sculpture garden is a lovely respite and you could spend hours theres

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

It's so wonderful that the museum remains open and FREE to the public during the renovations. My daughter and I enjoyed a short visit there for her first visit.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

It is a freebee and will soon have expanded space (much needed). It is a short time stopover between other attraction...like the antique district.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

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

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 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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Reviewed 9 February 2017 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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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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Reviewed 4 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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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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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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