The Norton Museum of Art is a world-class art museum located in West Palm Beach 33401, Florida. The museum offers visitors the opportunity to explore over 40 thousand square feet of gallery space and take in some amazing pieces from artists such as Warhol, Pollock, Picasso, and more. There are also interactive stations for children that will keep them entertained while they learn about different paintings and sculptures.
This museum was established in 1941 by Ralph Hubbard Norton and his wife Elizabeth. The couple originally intended to display their own art collection but decided that it would be better for the community if they shared their paintings with everyone who was interested in viewing them.
At first, there were only nine galleries filled with artwork from artists such as Warhol and Picasso so the museum had limited space for visitors. It wasn’t until 1989 when Judy Goffman Cutler took over as director of the museum did things really start to expand and take off. Between 1991 and 2006, about $100 million dollars worth of renovations went into making this a world class attraction on par with museums like MOMA New York City. Today you can find modern installations, outdoor spaces designed for enjoying nature along with the art, and an impressive collection of twentieth century paintings.
The Norton Museum of Art is located at 1451 South Olive Avenue in West Palm Beach, Florida. It’s about a mile west from I-95 so it isn’t too hard to find for those who are traveling by car or bus. If you’re looking to drive here though, be aware that street parking can get crowded during peak hours but there are three public garages nearby where you can park your vehicle if needed.
Opening Hours & Pricing
This museum is open seven days a week so you can visit whenever your schedule allows it. There are free parking spaces available on site, but if you’re looking for something more convenient there are three nearby garages that offer discounted rates during museum hours.
There’s also an admission fee to enter the galleries which costs $15 per adult and $12 if you’re 62 years of age or older. Kids who fall in between ages six and twelve pay half price while kids under five get in for free! This art museum also offers monthly gallery tours where visitors will be given access to areas that they normally wouldn’t see without one (elevators, basements, etc.)
If you’d like to make this world-class attraction part of your next vacation, be sure to book your flights and hotel rooms in advance.