Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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146 P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E – S P R I N G | S U M M E R 2 0 1 6 L E I S U R E A N D R E C R E A T I O N NORTON MUSEUM OF ART A Cultural Crown Jewel Prepares for a Dazzling Transformation – and a Bright Future The Norton Museum of Art, one of the foundations of Palm Beach County culture, and a longtime pillar of the arts in South Florida, is engaged in the most comprehensive expansion in the Museum's 75-year history. With more than 100,000 visitors each year, more than 7,000 works in an ever-expanding collection, and a distinct curatorial voice, the Norton's mission has outgrown its existing home. Th rough the g reat vision of the Boa rd of Tr ustees, The New Norton will radically transform the existing campus, creating a popular destination that will allow the Museum to fu r the r se r ve the com m un it y th roug h out s ta nd i ng exhibitions, en r iched educational prog ramming, and world-class architecture. Under the di rection of Pr it zker- Pr ize winning architect L o r d N o r m a n F o s t e r o f i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y r e n o w n e d a rch itect u ra l f i r m F os te r + Pa r tn e r s, T h e N ew N o r to n w i l l r e s to r e t h e s y m m et r y o f t h e M u s e u m's o r i g i n a l Marion Sims Wyeth plan, and dramatically reorient the Museum's entrance to the main thoroughfare of S. Dixie Highway. I nte g ra l to t h e t ra n s fo r m a t i o n o f T h e N e w N o r to n's 42,000-square-foot West Wing is the creation of signifcant new public spaces, including: • An additional 12,000 square feet of gallery space for the Museum's permanent collection and for special exhibitions — increasing exhibition space by more than 35%. • An expanded education center, with two new classrooms and a student gallery, more than doubling the Museum's educational programming space. • A 210 -seat, state - of-the - ar t auditorium, allowing the Museum to screen flms, host concerts, and hold lectures in a frst-class theater. • A ful ly rea l i zed campus that fo r ms a "museum i n a garden," transforming much of the Norton's 6.3 -acre c a m p u s i n t o a v e r d a n t l a n d s c a p e f e a t u r i n g a 9,0 0 0 -square-foot sculpture garden, a shade garden, and lush, sub-tropical pathways. • S i x re s to re d a n d re p u r p o s e d 19 2 0 s b u n g a l ow s o n Cranesnest Way at the southern edge of the Museum c a m p u s , w h i c h c r e a t e s d e d i c a t e d s p a c e f o r a n Artist-In-Residency program and Museum Director's home. • Improved visitor amenities including a dazzling, 4,000- square-foot, two-story Great Hall, a new dining pavilion, garden terrace, Museum store, and special event spaces.

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