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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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This is a small museum but it contains a variety of artwork, ranging from modern to the mid-1800's. It was great for spending an hour out of the hot sun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a small museum but it contains a variety of artwork, ranging from modern to the mid-1800's. It was great for spending an hour out of the hot sun.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Norton is in the West Palm Beach area and while it is a bigger city then those surrounding it it's still a small town. Norton has manager to get some paintings from some of the greats like Picasso, Monet, Renoir, etc.. They also highlight local artist and contemporary. Second story is full of some wonder Chinese art to include Jade... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Not one of America's best museums. It's not terrible but not inspiring. The second floor has some nice pieces and quiet spaces where you can enjoy the art. Most of the first floor is pretty perfunctory for a museum and not all that friendly to visit.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

3 Generations, with very different interests, spent a lovely afternoon at the Norton. We always enjoy Chihuly but this time also spent quite a bit of time learning about cars! I'm hoping the free weekday visit continues through the school year!

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Jupiter, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We went to see the Monet exhibit but we also enjoyed the photographs of the Everglades and the cars through the years display. I am sure even the men in your family would enjoy this historical chronology. Palm Beach Residents do no pay an entrance fee on one day, Florida residents on another day, check the website. It was quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I love the exhibitions, tours and concerts in such a laid back but sophisticated place. The cafe offers a small and simple menu that's worth trying. In the summer they offer free admission to palmbeach residents - great deal.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Norton Museum of Art is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. The museum has rotating exhibits as well as special exhibits throughout the year. Florida residents get in free the 1st Saturday of every month and Palm Beach County residents get free admission every Saturday! The exhibits are always something fresh and exciting. You'll always have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We lucked out with an outstanding docent, Bob Harris, a former meteorologist who used his knowledge and expertise to show us art works from the perspective of weather, i.e. clouds, sun, shade, shadows and perspective. He included the usual explanations of the art pieces, answered questions and kept our interest for over an hour. While the museum has much to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Norton Museum is a wonderful institution, a fine collection of art housed in a beautiful building on the West Palm Beach waterfront. At par with any of the finest small museums that I visited in the USA. I recently took a tour with docent Mrs. Bobbie Shorr; what a delightful experience. She made us all think and evaluate how... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Norton After Dark is always a good time. They have so many interesting exhibits and art work. Music is always very nice. The activities have been very good. Sketching, and the Japanese Fan painting was a fun exercise for the adults as well as the children. Cafe is very good too.

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Address: 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone Number: 561 832 5196
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  West Palm Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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