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Norton Museum of Art

1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401-7162
+1 561-832-5196
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney at the Norton

This was our first visit to the Norton Museum. We had planned to visit many times but the special... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
cbullock93
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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
Art After Dark visit

The Norton is currently under construction but it still offers a quality experience and has... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Martha260
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401-7162
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first visit to the Norton Museum. We had planned to visit many times but the special exhibition of the sculpture of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a distant cousin, brought us to the venue. The presentation was impressive, illuminating and extensive, focused on WWI...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Norton is currently under construction but it still offers a quality experience and has changing exhibits. And it is FREE. Parking is free and there is a shuttle to take you from the parking lot to the entrance or you can walk around the...More

Thank Martha260
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A nonplanned visit reaped such awesome rewards!! Thank you, Norton, for such a warm welcome!! Lovely way to spend an afternoon!!

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

The museum is going under renovations. Even with small exhibit space, it is a nice place to visit while in town. Check out their "Art After Dark" series - free admission, cash bar & art . I'll be checking out after renovations are complete.

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

The problem with a lot of large art museums is that you cannot possibly view their collections in a single visit. That is not a problem with the Norton Art Museum, which features a collection of art which, while one of the largest in Florida,...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

The Norton is always a pleasure to visit. Right now it's under a major reconstruction. Looking forward to when it's completed.

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

I took my nephew and I had never been to an art museum and I really enjoyed this. Especially the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney sculpture display. A big renovation is underway and it will be beautiful when complete. Makes me want to grow more culturally!

Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

The Norton Museum of Art is under renovation right now, so just half is open. With the audio-guide, I saw it all in about 2 hours. An excellent permanent collection of American, European and Chinese art, along with exciting temporary exhibits. The current exhibit is...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

The Norton Museum is worth a visit, especially this time when they were having the groundbreaking Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney sculpture show, not a very well known sculptor but one that is equal to the work of Rodin and should be better known. The museum is...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

I see that some think the museum is closed while being renovated. Not true. It is open, just with limited exhibits, and perhaps hours. Today, there were actually three limited time exhibits plus some regular installations available. The restaurant and gift shop are closed, but...More

Thank Sondra S
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March 22, 2017|
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Response from Grease63 | Reviewed this property |
There are restaurants close by in City Place; Mellow Mushroom (pizza), Cheesecake factory, Moes. Then on Clematis are other restaurants from bar and grills to more upscale
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Response from margatemensch2016 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure.The Norton Art Museum is open,but they are in the process of renovation.Currently,admission to the Norton is free.I have spent many wonderful days at the Norton,since I moved to Florida in 1979.
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