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Norton Museum of Art

1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561 832 5196
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: This stellar art museum, the largest in Florida, has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation to better showcase its permanent collection of... more » Owner description: This stellar art museum, the largest in Florida, has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation to better showcase its permanent collection of masterpieces by artists such as Picasso, Monet and Matisse. « less
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Not much into art museums, but the Barbie and Matchbox exhibit caught our eye. I am a Barbie collector and found the displays to be very good. I would have loved the interactive areas when I was a kid because I enjoyed them now as an adult. Cannot comment on rest of museum as I don't have the knowledge and... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Thursdays during the summer are free for Florida residents. Thursday nights they also have fun stuff for children. The toys exhibit would interest boys (if they like cars) and girls (Barbie). Fun pictures to take (Barbie box and riding in car), walk on the cat walk (dress up), design your own car or outfit. Those are part of the regular... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My two grown daughters and I visited this museum yesterday, arriving early and staying until nearly closing time! The reviews I read prior to our visit made it sound small, but we didn't think so. We were impressed with the permanent collection, as well as the current Wheels and Heels exhibit. The docents were the friendliest I have ever encountered... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Free on Thursdays & Saturdays for FLA residents, this is a fabulous way to see great art & relax in a cool atmosphere. The exhibition on Barbie & match cars was creative and super fun, even for teenagers who generally spend their free time on social media! Highly recommend this as a stop during your visit to west palm beach.

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Newport News, Virginia, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This museum was great. It was one of the very few museums that actually lets you take photographs. Their contemporary/modern art is on the first floor. The Chinese & European Art collections are on the 2nd and 3rd floors which I would not have known were available if one of the security guards had not have told me. (the only... More

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Miami, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great small museum - when we went they had the Barbie Experience exhibition and that saved the day for our girls!

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Visited the Norton on a recent rainy day. The collection is not comprehensive, but there is a nice collection of European and Chinese art. The special exhibitions were good. One was about toy cars and Barbies. Not high art, but interesting, especially for kids.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

During the summer we took advantage of the Florida Residents get in free on Thursdays. We enjoyed the Wheels and Heels exhibit. It was fun to see the history of Matchbox cars and Barbies. That exhibit alone was worth the trip. We also enjoyed the China and Europe exhibit. The kids stayed very interested with the flyers they have at... More

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Venus, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

For a nice low student price of $5, this air-conditioned museum was wonderful. It is easy to see everything in a a few hours. All the staff was helpful and the pieces were great. There are lots of paintings and each has it's own little plaque describing the painter or the era in which it was painted. Very informative!

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Lake Worth, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My favorite thing to do when visiting a new town is check out their local art museum. This being my town I am a little partial to our museum. It's a such a fun little museum, they have special events for locals and they do a weekly themed evening during the "season" where they will have food and drinks or... More

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