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Norton Museum of Art

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Address: 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone Number: 561 832 5196
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
Description: This stellar art museum, the largest in Florida, has undergone a...
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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A little gem

The small but mighty Norton shows a wide variety of art, very contemporary installations, Asian objects, photography, etc., each very worthwhile. The guided tour of the museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Washington, DC
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The small but mighty Norton shows a wide variety of art, very contemporary installations, Asian objects, photography, etc., each very worthwhile. The guided tour of the museum rates your attention. Cafe is good.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

All exhibits in the Norton are outstanding. This is always a must see during my winter trip. Revisiting the permanent collection is always a delight; the temporary exhibits never fail to stimulate.

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Napa Valley
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130 reviews 130 reviews
29 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Well designed very robust collections with wonderful Chinese Art. Well curated and well explained. The Florida exhibit is also quite good. Worth going out of your way to visit.

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were quite pleased with the content and size of the Norton, opened in the early 1940's and expanded over time to be a very comprehensive collection. Take time to see the Dale Chilully, quite uniquely done.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We love the human-scale of this museum. Small, exquisite exhibits in all genres and periods. Last one we saw included one on English landscapes by Turner and Constable. Also lots of modern and contemporary. And there is a monthly evening opening with entertainment in their auditorium. This lovely museum is worth a day away from the beach and bustle. It... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The museum has over 7,000 individual works of American, European, and Chinese art. Rotating photo exhibitions supplement the other permanent art works. The small but elegant restaurant is a pleasant break place and the gift shop offers some interesting merchandise.

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decor318
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very nice collections and an unusual variety. And a beautifully designed entrance hall. I think there may be something for everyone here.

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Fort Myers
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I adore this museum!!! Always wonderful Exhibits and events. Every Thursday it is open until 9pm for Art After Dark. Live jazz music, wine and performances occur. And now every Saturday is free for Palm Beach county residents. I love visiting this museum by myself so I may take my time and lazily enjoy every piece.

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Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very nice special exhibit - "The Art of Tea". The main exhibits were also arranged very well, and the architecture of the building is very nice. Free parking. The only thing that I felt was a bit lacking was the 'café' - this was actually a tiny counter where they served coffee and a few pastries. The only other dining... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I visited with my 10 year old boy, 7 year old girl and my wife. We enjoyed ourselves. We learned about the history of tea and it's adaptation to various cultures in the east and west by observing a lovely mural as well as artifacts related to each culture. Fascinating (to me). Upstairs we got to see more Chinese artifacts... More 

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