Norton Museum of Art
Norton Museum of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Norton Museum of Art was founded in 1941 by Ralph Hubbard Norton (1875-1953) and his wife Elizabeth Calhoun Norton (1881-1947). The Museum’s permanent collection now consists of more than 7,600 works in five curatorial departments: European, American, Chinese, Contemporary and Photography. The Museum’s expansion that opened February 9, 2019 was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Lord Norman Foster of the architectural firm Foster + Partners. It is the most comprehensive in the institution’s 78-year history. Dramatic changes include boldly re-orienting the main entrance to South Dixie Highway , which restores the symmetrical east-west campus axis created in 1941 by original architect Marion Sims Wyeth. The building and accompanying lush sculpture garden, enable the Norton to exhibit more art, present more programs, and provide a growing community an up-to-date center for the public to enjoy art and culture.
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marks05
east greenwich, ri23 contributions
Mar 2022
The museum exhibits (in a beautiful, clean, and comfortable space) eclectic pieces of art (from PIcasso to Jasper Johns to Andy Warhol to Georgia O'Keefe to Chihuly's marvelous glass work), from the collections of some of the local, wealthy folks. Light fare and a beautiful gift shop are located in the museum. Ample parking for a $5 fee is conveniently located across the street from the museum.
Written March 30, 2022
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315David303
New York City, NY146 contributions
Dec 2020
This writeup is only about the physical musem and not the extensive garden grounds. The mseum definitely practices mask wearing and social distancing in capital letters. Reservations are mandatory so spcing can be enforced. The museum is on three levels with the ground floor being the largest open to the public. The collection is ecletic featuring ancient Chinese porcelines, 16th to 19th century European painters, modern American art among other items. The rooms are well laid out for specific periods with reasonable descritions of many items. I would allow two hours for an initial visit. We had very littlw interaction with the staff. The museum has an excellent websitee which you need to spend time with before visiting. It is now the largest museum in the State. All ticket prices, depending upon age, are reasonable.
Written December 22, 2020
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Francesca F
Jupiter, FL46 contributions
Oct 2021
Today we visited the museum to see the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit, which was amazing! The museum is clean and they are taking excellent steps to ensure everyone is being careful to avoid over crowding. We brought ourproof of vaccination along with our photo identification and tickets, which was checked before we entered the museum. The museum has so many various artists exhibits, including statues and photos ranging from Manet to Picasso and more. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful and the statues and figurines outside are both whimsical and beautiful. Also, the gift shop is really nice and they have some unusual items. Julian was very helpful and extremely helpful!
Written October 30, 2021
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Trip135973
Spring Hill, TN5 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Not handicap friendly. Too few handicap spots with empty reserved spots. Drop off too far from entrance. Bathroom doors too heavy - need to be automated. Need one way traffic flow in exhibits and staff needs to enforce 6’ social distancing. Need chairs preferably with arms that seniors can sit in and stand up - not those useless low benches anyone over 50 cannot rise from. Very difficult for someone using a walker and some doorways too narrow for wheelchair. Beautiful but inaccessible building.
Written February 2, 2022
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James W
Clearwater, FL548 contributions
Mar 2022
We visited for about 3 hours and only saw a fraction of the art. This included a 45 minute tour (no extra cost) which was excellent, but focused on only 6 pieces of art. The art includes various motifs and is very interesting. The building was designed specifically as a museum with very high ceilings. It is an interesting venue in itself. The museum had minimal visitors which made for easy viewing. We did have lunch at the museum restaurant and ate on the patio overlooking some gardens. The food was good and the setting very pleasant.
Written March 16, 2022
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Janet B
Cleveland, OH11 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
I’m surprised that after 20 years since I last visited this so called Museum of Art hasn’t changed much at all.
A 2nd. rate collection, overpriced restaurant, rude employees, ridiculous rules.
Utterly unwelcome to the public.
For anyone who has traveled and has seen the great museums of the world this private Palm Beach party space is an insulting joke.
Written February 13, 2022
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Pyramidion
Boca Raton, FL1,291 contributions
May 2021
After a year of avoiding "inside visits" and lamenting Art Museum closings made necessary by Covid 19 We returned to The Norton. It was my B-day weekend and this was the perfect afternoon celebration. Just slowly walking through every gallery from contemporary through impressionism and ending with renaissance masters was a renewing experience. We have seen this collection many times and never tire of it. The Norton is a Florida highlight; it is a gem. i particularly was taken by a large number of pieces. Among my favorites on this visit were the Monet and Pissarro, the Demuth, Braque, Renoir, and portrait of St. Jerome. Prendergast, Chiles, Soutine made my B-day afternoon so special. This is an excellent and widely varied collection. Ended this visit with a walk through the out door sculpture gardens. So refreshing. So glad the Norton has reopened.
Written May 2, 2021
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Herb M
Rockport, MA376 contributions
Feb 2020
We have been visiting the Norton for a number of years, and it keeps getting better. Now they have redesigned the entrance on Dixie, and moved parking across the street. This parking might be full at busy times. We concentrated on the more traditional art, including European, American and Chinese. The Norton also has large exhibits of more modern art. Their European paintings are especially appealing - including some French Impressionists. The Museum was not crowded on a weekday, it was easy to maneuver, and staff were helpful. There is a nice cafe near the entrance for coffee, and also a regular restaurant. The Norton is a good choice on a rainy day or a very hot day.
Written February 16, 2020
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Judith K
4 contributions
Sep 2020
Well displayed art of different kinds & periods in a refreshing setting with sculpture garden, restaurant, & interactive classes going on, plus gift shop. There was a dance troupe from Miami which drew people visiting for a taste of each section. Delightful! Super affordable on Friday nights during summer
Written August 27, 2021
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Andrea M
Ithaca, NY5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We went to the Norton Museum on a Friday. Our first surprise was how easy it was to park. There was free parking just across the street from the entrance.The second surprise was that Admission is free on Friday’s. The best surprise was how established the permanent collection was. There was so much to enjoy. We first did an overall tour with a guide who knew the permanent collections very well. We were very happy to have had a second tour to see the Georgia O’ Keefe. There were extensive photographs taken of her by every famous photographer during her lifetime and of course there was her artwork. The museum is beautiful and quite large but not overwhelming. There is an excellent restaurant and a very good cafe. I would definitely go back.
Written January 15, 2020
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