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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 - 21:00
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Tue - Wed 12:00 - 17:00
Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 17:00

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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Small, eclectic and informat

Stopped here looking for a small museum. Found it no problem. While under construction, the museum was a small interesting place of respite

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its a modern building with some renovations. Its not large space but has a core collection of art, has visiting events, and its free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here looking for a small museum. Found it no problem. While under construction, the museum was a small interesting place of respite

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Riviera Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the art after dark. We heard live music, had goods food and saw their latest art work. It's being renovated, but there's still great works to see.

Thank Grease63
Gulf Coast Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given the build up of the Norton anthology, I had expected to find a much more refined collection here. Since the place is under construction with a huge addition, the admissions price is right... free! The Chinese collection may be the one exceptional area of the collection. Perhaps when reconfigured when the addition is complete, the place will achieve a... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They were still under reconstruction but did offer free parking and shuttle service directly to the main entrance. Only a few galleries open during this time. Nice place to stroll around on a warm afternoon.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is an excellent art museum with very high quality works of art. The traveling exhibits are always well done and the cafe has delicious food. There are also fun, special events planned for children.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We decided to visit just because we were in the area, having never heard of the museum before. We were not disappointed. Give it a solid 1 to 2 hours to casually stroll and take everything in.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Under construction this museum, a classic West Palm Beach institution is free during the remodeling. We took a personalized tour with a guide that proved helpful and interesting.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

There is nothing like a museum on a warm, sunny day, whether by yourself or with someone else, and the Norton is that special a place. The art is tremendously well curated and the facility is welcoming and shiny.

Thank QCao009
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We went with a group of people and had a tour guide. They were very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. One thing I look for in an art museum is a gift shop and theirs had just what I needed bookmarks and magnets.

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