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Norton Museum of Art

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Address: 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401-7162
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+1 561-832-5196
12:00 - 17:00
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Thu 12:00 - 21:00
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Founded in 1941 by Ralph Hubbard Norton and Elizabeth Norton, the Norton...

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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A sunny afternoon in the square

I'm a patron of the Norton Museum and love to take in the new exhibits, walk through the square on a mild winter day, and remind myself that art is important to us all. The... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2016
Claudine B
West Palm Beach, Florida
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 4 February 2016

I'm a patron of the Norton Museum and love to take in the new exhibits, walk through the square on a mild winter day, and remind myself that art is important to us all. The Norton does a pretty good job for a small city to provide beautiful works as well as organize exhibits. The café has excellent food -... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

I have been so impressed by this museum that I became a member. They alternate between traveling exhibitions, well-thought out shows conceived in house and featured collections from the area. There's always something interesting and sometimes they blow your socks off!

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Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

The building itself is most attractive, and the collections are very varied, with examples of many of the most well known names . The featured exhibits change every few months.The Tiny Streetwise exhibit was excellent. It is a very manageable museum to do in a few hours. They have a lovely café and gift shop too. We just missed a... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

Relaxing environment. Very pleasant wait staff Delicious food. A little pricey but worth it considering all.

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Reviewed 16 January 2016

Highly recommended for the entire family ... Have been visiting yearly for over 50 years and it has changed greatly over time to what it is today ... They have yearly major exhibitions that have arrived from all around the world ... Excellent for a family outing and something to consider on a rainy or colder day in the winter... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

Went to Norton Museum on a Saturday (free for all Palm Beach County Residents - $10 for all others). Terrific Impressionist Paintings throughout, including Degas, Van Gogh, Klee, Picasso, etc.) Very comfortable environment, with educational info in each gallery. Also loved the Chinese Porcelain area.

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Reviewed 13 January 2016

great place, beautiful, elegant, worth every minute you spend there, our kids were amazed the entire time & that is very difficult to do with 12,14,&18 year olds

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Reviewed 13 January 2016

The Norton is exquisite. It is small enough that you can see everything in one (long) visit. They also have events and activities, and a restaurant and gift shop. Our family likes the Norton so much that we had our daughter's wedding ceremony and reception there some four years ago, and it was a perfect and beautiful setting.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

I love visiting the Norton Museum solo but it's also a great museum to take friends. I went with a friend from Washington recently and it was lovely. The Chihuly ceiling is always a great place to start. I enjoy the permanent collection. Paul Gauguan's Christ in the Garden of Olives is my favorite painting but it's out on loan... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 10 January 2016

Come to find out, The Norton is the largest museum in Florida. What a collection. This place is great, worth a visit by anyone, they will have something for you. We took a small docent tour and she was great, attentive, informative and knowledgable. We are visiting Palm Beach, but will definitely return on each visit.

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