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Norton Museum of Art

Address: 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone Number: 561 832 5196
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This stellar art museum, the largest in Florida, has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation to...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Portland, Oregom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
31 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Norton is a substantial museum with a strong permanent collection, interesting special exhibitions and even an engaging half-hour tour all in an inviting setting. We were really surprised at how good it is.

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Toronto, Canada
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57 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best small museums we've found in years of art-focused travel. With a collection built on quality, not name recognition, it invites contemplation of lesser known works by canonical artists (Courbet, Matisse, Klee, Hopper and many more) plus discovery of artists whose talent exceeds their reputations. Stay alert as you move between galleries: little niches hold... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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71 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The best "regional museum" in Southeast Florida. Although the focus is on modern & contemporary art and photography and those exhibits change all the time..............check when you're in town..........there are also excellent collections of American art, Renaissance art and Chinese art that will hold your attention for a visit. There is a nice lunch place. It's worth when spending an... More 

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Toronto
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Three floors of a variety of exhibits, permanent and travelling: photography, Chinese, contemporary and a fascinating ceiling of more than 600 glass pieces representing a Persian sea. The gift shop is equally worth a visit for more artworks. Outstanding; definitely worth the price of admission.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was worth my time. A good collection and some nice featured temporary displays including master prints.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We drove an hour to visit the Norton and were delighted to find several special exhibitions as well as permanent galleries on view. Not all the special shows were of interest, but they were all well-done. The museum's collection is wide-ranging and it has a number of notable works by first-rank artists. While the Renaissance-Baroque collection is not particularly distinguished,... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a charming museum. The Chinese porcelain collection shows a number of periods and styles. I saw a temporary exhibit of prints which was very well done, including little magnifying glasses so you could see the details. The collection includes something from many periods of Western art. Admission is a little expensive ($12) and the cafe closes at 2:30.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

a treasure for South Florida ... beautiful sculpture garden, pleasant surroundings, fabulous collection, informed personnel

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Greenacres, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I have been living in this area for 3 1/2 yrs., and just discovered this museum. A definite must if yoh are visiting. If you are a resident of South Florida it should be a obligatory visit. The exhibitions were all great. My favorite exhibit was the vogue photography. But then again all of the art is fantastic. Don't take... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have been to the Norton Museum several times and always enjoy my visit. They have some permanent collections as well as temporary ones. There are 2 floors so don't forget to check out the Chinese exhibit upstairs. Visit the website to see what the current exhibits are. The museum is open Tuesday - Sunday. Admission is $12 but you... More 

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