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“Impressive collection”

Norton Museum of Art
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Owner description: The Museum is closed through February 8, 2019 to complete construction. Mark your calendars for the re-opening celebration Saturday February 9, 2019. 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

I was pleasantly impressed with the breadth and depth of their collection. One exhibit on the worlds tallest buildings was especially inventive and interesting,

Thank Cynthia C
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Loved this small museum - took a short docent tour that was very good to get acclimated to the building - beautiful staircase and portraits by Freud's son. The real reason I went to the Norton was to see Doris Dukes' artifacts. She had such an amazing vision to build this house in Hawaii (well before it was a state) and she had an interesting life. Okay, she was amazingly wealthy but she did set up several foundations to serve artist. and other causes. The artifacts from Syria, Iran and Morocco are literally stunning and the back story of her travels to acquire these things back in 1920s and 30s is pretty incredible. Cafe was worth having a nice lunch while in travel mode. Staff kindly let me put my bag under the counter so I didn't have to drag it around. Definitely worth a visit - especially if you have a car. I didn't since I was on a 10 hour layover in PBI. There isn't much around the museum to see but it didn't really matter.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Not to be missed if you're in South Florida. An excellent collection of European and 19th & 20th century art of various genres, and many special collections/exhibits. "Art After Dark" on Thursdays treats visitors to musical performances, film, culinary demonstrations, lectures, et al. in addition to the permanent collections at the museum. For its size and scope, this is truly a superb place to visit!

Thank Ken1776
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Pleasant surprise - small but worthwhile. The Chinese collection is amazing. There is a taste of everything no one style is overpowering so you can skip what you do not like and still still a lot of fine art. The docent tour was not available - check ahead (we called and were told yes but when we arrived we were told no). Free parking.

Thank Leonard2
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Wife and I went to the Norton Museum to kill some time before dinner. General admission is $12.00 which is pretty normal. They have a small cafe and a gift shop on site. The gift shop is a little small and not much of a selection to buy a token to remind yourself of the visit.

They had a pretty diverse selection of art and artifacts. It went from modern day American, to Chinese and European. One of the coolest exhibits were of the tallest buildings of the world constructed of Legos. For those with young children, it's a good place to take them since they had a Lego play area after the exhibit.

This place was one of the nicer museums I've been to in terms of its diversity.

Thank YongDallas
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