Young Friends of the Norton

The Young Friends of the Norton is a dynamic group of young professionals who seek to promote and advance the appreciation of the visual arts, and who share a passion for art and a commitment to the Norton. Young Friends offers a variety of opportunities to further understand and enjoy the Museum Collection and special exhibitions. Each season, the Young Friends of the Norton presents exciting events that bring young professionals together in a fun, energetic way. 


Join Now!

Join, renew, or upgrade your membership today and take advantage of these exciting events and other newly added benefits!
 Young Friends Individual Membership ($150)*
  • Invitation to exclusive YFON events with private receptions and curator-led tours
  • Special half-price tickets for the Imaging Eden Premiere Cocktail Reception (limit two per membership)
  • Priority access to tickets for the Gala After-Party
  • Free, year-round admission to the Museum Collection and special exhibitions
  • Special Members-only events
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store; 20% during Member Discount Days
  • Subscription to the Museum Magazine and monthly e-newsletter
 Young friends Supporter Membership ($250) *
  • YFON Individual Membership benefits listed above, for two, plus
  • Reciprocal membership and complimentary admission to more than 150 museums nationwide
 Young friends Patron Membership ($750) **
  • YFON Supporter Membership benefits listed above, plus
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Imaging Eden Premiere Cocktail Reception
  • Invitations to three VIP events
* Fully tax-deductible
** $400 tax-deductible
For more information, please contact Catherine Quinn at (561) 832-5196 x 1212 or via email by


Save the Date!

Don’t miss out on the numerous opportunities to interact with Museum curators and staff, enjoy educational presentations, and network with local young professional. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014 / 6 – 9 PM
Comes Down to the Norton
Comes Down to the Norton

Try your hand at recreating a painting from the Museum Collection to hang in your home, and enjoy a cocktail as you share your talents with Young Friends.
Young Friends Members $20 / Guests $50
Features cocktails, light bites, and painting project / RSVP required 
Painting begins promptly at 6:30 PM / Minimum of 15 registrations needed
Thursday, December 11, 2014 / 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Curator’s Conversation, From Idea to Opening
Curatorial Associate Jerry Dobrick will guide Young Friends through the special exhibition Master Prints: Dürer to Matisse, as he outlines the process of curating a show and how a simple exhibition idea goes from theoretical to actual. After the tour, get to know fellow Friends during a special printmaking activity led by Glenn Tomlinson, William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education.
Young Friends Members Free / Guests $35
Features cocktails, light bites, gallery talk, and collaborative project
January, 2015* / 6:30 – 9:30 PM
A Midseason Night’s Dream
A highlight of the Young Friends season, this annual celebration drives the Young Friends Acquisition Fund and allows for the purchase of new works for the Museum Collection. Join the Young Friends for this magical evening in the midst of a fabulous season. 
Young Friends Members $50 / Guests $75
Features cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, music by DJ Ilya Tatarov, raffle, and live performance / Advance tickets required
Saturday, February 7, 2015 / 9:30 PM*
Gala After-Party
Celebrate the debut of a special exhibition comprised of work from Beth Rudin DeWoody’s distinguished and distinctive art collection. With an incredible DJ, delicious bites, cocktails, and lively atmosphere, the Norton Museum of Art’s second annual Gala after-dinner fête is sure to keep Young Friends dancing until the early morning hours.
Advance tickets $125 (available first to YFON Members) / At the door $150 
Features cocktails, light bites, dance party, and exhibition preview
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 / 6 PM
Imaging Eden Premiere Cocktail Reception
The glamorous Premiere Cocktail Reception celebrates the exhibition, Imaging Eden: Photographers Discover the Everglades. Preview the exhibition that explores photography’s role in the myth and reality of the Everglades.
Young Friends Patron Members Free / Young Friends Members $150 special price  / Regular price $300 
Features cocktails, light bites, and exhibition preview
April, 2015*
Private Collection Tour
Tour an incredible private Palm Beach art collection with the Norton’s Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Contemporary Art, Cheryl Brutvan. 
Young Friends Members only Free 
RSVP required / Space is limited 
Thursday, April 16, 2015 / 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Curator’s Conversation – New Women: Four New York Modernists, 1910–1935
Join Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art, for a lecture previewing the 2016 exhibition at the Norton that will, for the first time, look collectively at the art and careers
Young Friends Members Free / Guests $35
Features cocktails, light bites, and lecture

*Date/time subject to change

Young Friends Patron Members
VIP Event Schedule

Monday, December 1, 2014 / 6 – 7:30 PM
RAW Special Exhibition Opening Reception with the Artist
Young Friends Patrons are invited to celebrate the opening of the fourth Recognition of Art by Women (RAW) exhibition featuring Sweden-based artist Klara Kristalova, whose sculpture and drawings hover between fiction and reality. 
This event is for YFON Members at the Patron level, and is Free 
Features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and exhibition tour / RSVP required
Friday, December 5, 2014 / 9:30AM – 5 PM
Day Trip to Art Basel Miami Beach
Meet at the Norton Museum for transportation to the most important art show in the country. The day will begin with a special lunch in Miami Beach, then Tim B. Wride, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography, will provide a preview of the fair and offer suggestions for exploring the show on your own. 
This trip is for Young FriendsMembers at the Patron level, and is Free 
Includes transportation, admission, and lunch / RSVP required / Space is limited
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 / 2:30 – 4 PM
Conversation with the Director
Join Hope Alswang, Executive Director & CEO, in a conversation about the Museum’s many wonderful events, programs, and exhibitions. 
This program is for YFON Members at the Patron level, and is Free 
Features refreshments and conversation / RSVP required


2014-2015 Young Friends Committee 

Sara Burns Trausneck, Co-Chair / Charles Poole, Co-Chair / Otto Bergés / Eve Bucwinski / Emily & Jay Clifford / Dara Ross & Madison Collum / Sarah Gates / Alexander Ives / Shanna & Daniel Kahan / Bruce Langmaid / Brianna Mahler / Scott Moses / Virginia Oatley / Zac Potter / Steven & Irena Rothenberg / Branden Schiralli / Hayley &  Jeffery Sheldon / Ilya Tatarov


The Young Friends 2014-2015 season is generously underwritten in part by: