Young Friends of the Norton

The Young Friends of the Norton Museum of Art is a vibrant group of young professionals committed to supporting the Norton’s mission to preserve, collect, exhibit, and interpret art through a diverse schedule of educational and social events that focuses on the Museum Collection and special exhibitions. Young Friends also supports an Acquisition Fund that helps strengthen and build the Museum Collection.

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2016 Event Schedule

EveningLUX, Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antiques Show
Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 / 4:30 – 7 PM

RubyLUX is hosting a special event at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antiques Show in support of the Young Friends of the Norton.  The event will feature exciting, curated tours highlighting different areas of collecting while mingling over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.  Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with world-renowned art and antique dealers and explore the many different items on offer during the show.

Palm Beach County Convention Center. 650 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 

Tickets $50. A portion of tickets sales will benefit the Norton Museum of Art. 

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The Great Give at EmKo
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 / 6:30-8:30 PM

Support the Young Friends of the Norton as they take part in the Great Give, a 24-hour, nationwide giving event. Celebrate the spirit of philanthropy with a private party and complimentary glass of wine at EmKo.

Tickets $10 at the door, in support of the Norton Museum of Art

Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties is led by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, United Way of Palm Beach County, and United Way of Martin County. The 2015 Great Give raised more than $3.1 million for 437 local nonprofits in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

Exhibition Tour with a Curator
Thursday, March 10, 2016 / 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Take a closer look at the special exhibition, O'Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York, with Ellen Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art. Reception to follow.
Young Friends Free / Guests $35


Patron level
VIP events for Young Friends Patrons

Behind the Scenes: BIJOUX! 2016
Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 / 11 AM – 1 pPM

Join a conversation with Donna Schneier, Norton Circle Member, renowned jewelry collector and BIJOUX! Chair. Learn about her world-class contemporary collection, representing movements such as Abstraction, Conceptual, Minimalism, Performance, and Pop art. Reception to follow.
Young Friends Patron Members / RSVP required
The Norton Circle's Behind-the-Scenes Tour & Lecture Series is generously underwritten by Goldman Sachs

Conversation with the Director
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 / 2:30 – 4 PM

Please join Hope Alswang, Executive Director, and John Backman, Project Director for The New Norton, for a reception at the Director’s residence on the Norton’s campus, and an update on the progress of The New Norton, the Museum’s transformative expansion plan.
Young Friends Patron members / RSVP required  

Join, renew, or upgrade your membership today and take advantage of these exciting events and newly added benefits!

Young Friends Individual $150
(Suggested Ages 21 - 39)

  • Free, year-round admission to the world-class Museum Collection and special exhibitions
  • Exclusive Young Friends events with private receptions and curator-led programming
  • Priority access to the Gala After-Party, in support of the Young Friends Acquisition Fund
  • Special Members-only events including Member Appreciation Day
  • Subscription to the Museum magazine and monthly e-newsletter
  • 10% Museum Store discount; 20% during Member Discount Days

Young Friends Supporter $250 
(Suggested Ages 21 - 39)
Enjoy the benefits of the Young Friends Individual membership for two, plus:

Young Friends Patron $750
(Suggested Ages 21 - 49)

  • Enjoy the benefits of the Young Friends Supporter membership, plus:
  • Three additional VIP member events including a daytrip to Art Basel-Miami Beach
  • Invitation to join the Young Friends Acquisition Council

All Young Friends of the Norton memberships are 100% tax-deductible

For more information, contact Catherine Quinn, Development Associate for Special Events, at (561) 832-5196 x1212, or email



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The Young Friends Acquisition Council is a unique opportunity reserved for Young Friends Patron members to further engage their interests in collecting and the current art market through conversations with curators and art professionals. The council also has the responsibility of managing and promoting the Young Friends Acquisition Fund.

2015/2016 Young Friends Acquisition Council

Robert Aron
Annie Barrow
Otto Bergés
Emily & James Clifford
Darlene Dzuba
Sarah Gates
Alexander Ives
Maite Jabour
Shanna & Daniel Kahan
Michael Lorber
Virginia Oatley
Caroline & Nicholas Rafferty
Norka Saad
Andrew Sciame
Olivia Shandora & Eugene Shekhter
Hayley & Jeffrey Sheldon
Maura Smith
Liv Vesely
Kristen & Chris Vila