Public Tours
All public tours are Free with Museum admission.

ArtVentures

2 p.M. / friday through sunday (starting May 1)
Enhance your afternoon visit to the galleries with a 50-minute docent-led tour of the Museum Collection and selected special exhibitions. Meet in the lobby.

Art After Dark Tours
5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. / Thursdays


Private Tours

Adult GROUP Tours

Visit the Museum with your friends and enjoy a 50-minute docent-led tour for groups of 15 or more. To arrange an Adult Group Tour please fill out the online inquiry form at least three weeks before your planned visit.

Adult group tours are available:

  •           10:30 AM / Tuesday through Friday
  •           Noon  / Tuesday through Saturday
  •          1 PM / Tuesday through Friday, and Sunday
  •          6 PM / Thursday

Admission is $12 per person; there is a $30 non-refundable fee per docent, and a maximum of 20 visitors per docent. Free Thursday summer admission does not apply.

There are no substitutions or changes to themes, tour times, or fees.

Group rates are available at Fratelli Lyon for lunch before or after your tour.  To arrange lunch for your group please contact Fratelli Lyon at (561) 832-5196 x 1123.


Museum Collection tours:

Highlights of the Norton Museum Collection    
(50 min., up to 60 visitors/three docents)

This tour introduces visitors to the Museum’s greatest works by artists such as Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock, among many others.  Your docent discusses the Museum’s founders, Ralph and Elizabeth Norton, their interest in establishing an art museum in South Florida in 1941, and the growth of the Collection that includes masterworks of Chinese art, Photography, and Contemporary Art, as well as art by European and American masters.

The Artists of Paris                
(50 min., groups up to 40 visitors/two docents)

Through the 19th and 20th centuries, artists flocked to Paris to study, launch careers, and perhaps, change the course of art history.  As Paris was transformed into a modern metropolis, it saw a succession of revolutionary artistic styles led by artists in the Museum Collection such as Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Robert Delaunay, Henri Matisse, Chaim Soutine, and Americans Childe Hassam and Alexander Calder.  
 

New York, New York               
(50 min., groups up to 40 visitors/two docents)

The Museum Collection holds great works by artists who depicted life in New York through the first half of the 20th century.  More recent acquisitions to the Collection tell the story of New York’s role as capital of the art world in recent decades. Artworks examined on this tour may include realists George Bellows and Edward Hopper, as well as modernists such as Stuart Davis and Jackson Pollock, among others.
 

Artist, Patron, Muse: Women in the Arts               
(50 min., groups up to 60 visitors/three docents)

Women have played numerous roles in the arts over the centuries.  This tour examines diverse artworks from sculpture for China’s sole Empress to Joshua Reynolds’ portrait of London’s daring aristocrat, Jane, Duchess of Gordon, and from Georgia O’Keeffe’s modern visions of everyday life, to dramatic, innovative works by artists Louise Nevelson and Beth Lipman.

 

Special Exhibition tours:
 

The Richman Gifts: American Impressionism and Realism
Through July 13, 2014 
Showcases recent acquisitions and promised gifts from long-time museum supporters Priscilla and John Richman, including paintings by Thomas Hart Benton, Frederick Frieseke, Abbott Fuller Graves, Robert Henri, Rockewell Kent, and  John Sloan.
 

Wheels and Heels: The big Noise Around Little Toys
June 19, 2014 - October 26, 2014
The exhibition takes a playful look at two iconic toys – the miniature car, epitomized by Matchbox and Hot Wheels brands, and the "teenage doll," the most famous of which is Barbie. Wheels and Heels will fascinate audiences of all ages while exploring the history of these beloved toys. It features numerous editions of the toys, accessories, play sets, vintage advertisements, design drawings, television commercials, and marketing publications.

 

Click here for 2014 - 2015 special exhibition tours.

 

School Tours
The Museum offers free admission for K-12 student school group tours. Coordinating lesson plans that meet New Generation Sunshine State Standards and/or National Standards are often available. For more information or to book a school tour please contact Marcy Koch, Associate Curator of Education, at (561) 832-5196 x1198, or use the online contact form to send Marcy an email.

 

College Tours


Tours for college groups can be arranged by contacting Adelia Gregory, Assistant Curator of Education, at (561) 832-5196 x 1132, or use the online contact form to send Adelia an email. College professors and instructors receive free admission to the museum. Admission for college students is $5. Tours must be booked at least three weeks in advance.

 Please note, private tours are not booked until you receive a confirmation.

 

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