Norton Museum of Art, WPB

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Norton Museum of Art, WPB
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Norton Museum of Art has excellent artwork and a small, tropical sculpture garden. The modern building is pleasant, with many different galleries so that you never feel crowded by people. The galleries are beautifully curated, with nice lighting. Their regular collection is worth seeing, and includes some late 19th c. European favorites like Monet and Pissarro, plus many excellent American works from around the same time. There are beautiful Jade bowls and jars from Asia. 

Walk outside to the L-shaped sculpture garden, which has beautiful landscaping. I love all the tropical plants and trees, and there are some interesting modern sculptures to discover. You can eat outside under the shade of the building.
At the entrance to the museum is a huge, glorious banyan tree. From the back of the museum you can walk a block, along Diana Place which is a wide lawn, to the intracoastal and enjoy the glorious views and boardwalk along Flagler Drive.
Norton Museum of Art is next door to Palm Beach Atlantic University, and a twenty minute walk along the waterfront to downtown West Palm Beach. Have a cup of tea at Hive after your visit- it's a gorgeous spot!

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Where you begin your happy art experience!

The banyan tree, and people waiting to enter.

Sculpture outside the front entrance.

I remember ceramic castles, mermaids, and Japanese bridges.

Egyptian bust hanging from the ceiling.

Gathering Lilies, by Abbott Fuller Graves, an American artist.

Concert Stage, by Everett Shinn, an American artist.

Summer in Gloucester, by Hayley Lever, an American artist born in Australia.

Ramparts, St. Malo, by Maurice Prendergast, an American born in Canada.

Bachelor's Table, by William Michael Harnett, an American born in Ireland.

In the Wake of the Hunters, by Charles Marion Russell, an American artist.

Bust of the Greek Slave, one of Hiram Powers' most famous works which was used in the abolitionist movement.

Large painting of herding in the ocean.

Pelvis with the Moon, by Georgia O'Keeffe.

Neapolitan Pie, by Wayne Thiebaud, who highlights the creamy frosting.

Holsteinberg, Greenland, by Rockwell Kent.

Two men sit and observe Cosmic Gaze, by Olafur Eliasson.

Visitors admire glass by Chiluly.

Gardens of the Villa Moreno, by Claude Monet.

Jade objects from 1900s China.

Cafe outside by the garden.

Visitors enjoy the cafe on a pleasant February day.

Adorable sculptures, like sock puppets.

Sculptures in the garden.

Bench in the garden.

Owl sculpture in the garden.

The lawn outside the museum.

Sculpture of Diana, on the side of the museum that faces the water.

Shady path.

I love the profusion of plants.

Plants of all shapes in the garden.

Mini crop circle in Norton Gallery Park, a small lawn between the museum and the intracoastal waterway.

Memorial Presbyterian Church, on the Palm Beach Atlantic University campus next door.

View of modern highrises near the museum.

The museum is next door to Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Palms and sign, of Norton Museum of Art.

Directions

Norton Museum of Art is in a great location near downtown West Palm Beach and the intracoastal. It is located at 1450 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. There is parking at 1501 South Dixie Highway, for $5 or you can park along Dixie Hwy for two hours for free (check the signs). There is accessible parking for disabled visitors right beside the museum entrance, off Jefferson Rd. 
Open Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5. Late hours until 10pm on Fridays. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Closes early on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve at 3pm and 5pm.
Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors aged 60 and up, $5 for students, and free for children aged 12 and under. First responders, medical workers, and FL educators enter for free. Active military enter for free during the summer. East WPB residents enter for free on Saturdays, with ID. Brightline rail gives you free entry to the museum within three days of your trip.

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