Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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A D V E R T I S E R C O N T R I B U T I O N T he Museum's new ent rance i ncl udes a p l a za w ith a dynamic reflecting pool that will ser ve as the Nor ton's welcoming, publ ic face. A s one of the count y's most signifcant civic spaces, this broad entryway will provide additional space for outdoor programming and special events, and create a memorable and dynamic gateway to the Museum. Creating a strong architectural presence wor thy of the Museum's outstanding collections, The New Norton creates a unifed campus that prioritizes the relationship between art and audience. The project embodies the belief that art museums should be the center of cultural life in their communities. Highlighting the Norton's value as a cultural beacon and inclusive community resource of unparalleled excellence, The New Norton seeks to improve the quality of life for all through engaging with the visual arts. Founded in 1941 by Chicago industrialist Ralph Norton and his wife Elizabeth, the Museum has grown dramatically since it opened with works of ar t the couple collected during their travels. These included paintings and works on paper by renowned ar tists such as Braque, Cassatt, Chagal l, Klee, Monet, Pissa r ro, Picasso, Matisse, Mi ro, O'Keeffe, Bellows, Hopper, and so many more. Norton's mission for the museum was "to preserve for the future the beautiful things of the past" while providing "education and enjoyment" for the public. That has been the Muse- um's guiding principal for 75 years. The Museum has continued to gather formidable works of art, adding to its collections of European, American, C o nte m p o ra r y, a n d C h i n e s e A r t a n d P h oto g ra p hy, increasing the total number of works to more than 7,000. (The Museum's collection of Chinese jade and bronze is considered among the best in the world, and its impressive photography collection spans decades and styles.) The Norton also presents fascinating special exhibitions and an array of lectures, guided tours, classes and educational outreach programs. The Museum's popular weekly Ar t Af te r D a r k se r ies – Whe re Cu ltu re and E nte r ta i n ment Meet – held Thu r sdays from 5 to 9 p.m., includes, l ive music, tours, tastings, artist lectures, exhibition tours, dance per formances, Curator's Conversations, documentar y screenings, and more! Completion of The New Norton is set for 2018. The Museum will remain open during this transformation. Let the great art at the Norton inspire you! For more information, visit, or call 561-832-5196. Membership is a Beautiful Thing Norton Museum of Art memberships are available at various level s w ith commensu rate benef its – but ALL membe r s r e c e i ve s p e c i a l a c c e s s to t h e M u s e u m's w o r l d - c l a s s collection, special exhibitions, and invitations to special, members-only events. Memberships begin at just $70. Call (561) 659-6786 or visit to join today!

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