Young Friends of the Norton

Young Friends of the Norton Museum of Art is a vibrant group of young professionals committed to supporting the Norton while enjoying a diverse schedule of educational and social events that focus on the Museum Collection and special exhibitions. The Young Friends also supports the Young Friends Acquisition Fund.   

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young friends membership levels & benefits

All Young Friends Members receive:

  • Exclusive Young Friends events with private receptions and curator-led programming
  • Special Members-only events including Member Appreciation Day
  • Discounts and special offers at neighboring food and retail locations via the new Norton Partners program
  • Subscription to the Museum magazine and monthly e-newsletter
  • 10% discount on Museum merchandise
  • Reciprocal admission to 250+ museums in the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums 


Young Friends Individual - $150
(Fully tax-deductible)

  • Benefits for one named adult


Young Friends Supporter - $250
(Fully tax-deductible)


Young Friends Patron - $750
(Fully tax-deductible)

 All the benefits of the Young Friends Supporter, plus:


Upcoming Events

Cocktails and Conversation with the Curator of American Art
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 / 6:30-8:30 PM

A reception and lecture with Ellen Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art, discussing the American Abstract Expressionist Grace Hartigan.
Free for Young Friends Members / Guests $35

RSVP today!

Creative Placemaking Through Architecture
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 / 5:30-8:30 PM

Art After Dark celebrates Young Friends with a special discussion led by Deputy Director James Hall. Young Friends Acquisition Council members Daniel Kahan, Partner at Smith and Moore Architects; and Alexander Ives, member of the Palm Beach Architectural Review Commission, discuss creating a sense of place through architecture, and how a building’s physical presence can make a difference in the community.
Free for Young Friends Members / Guests $35
This event is generously underwritten by Smith and Moore Architects.

Cocktails and Conversation with the Rudin Prize Nominees
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 / 5:30-7:30 PM

Enjoy a private reception with Rudin Prize nominees, Clare Benson, Elizabeth Bick, Alexandra Hunts, and Wesley Stringer. A public panel with the artists will follow, moderated by Tim Wride, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography.
Free for Young Friends Members / Guests $35

Gala and After-Party
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 / 7 PM-Midnight

The Gala celebrates the construction of the transformative Foster + Partners project, The New Norton, followed by the biggest event of the Young Friends season, the After-Party, which in part supports the Young Friends Acquisition Fund.
For ticket information, please call (561) 832-5196 x1118

A Young Friends Acquisition – Spencer Finch
Thursday, March 9, 2017 / 5:30-7:30 PM

A presentation and reception with artist Spencer Finch celebrating the recent Acquisition of his work, Back to Kansas, made through the Young Friends Acquisition Fund.
Free for Young Friends Members / Guests $35


Young Friends Patron Events

Art Basel Miami Beach
Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Don’t miss this trip to the most important art show in the country, which includes a guided highlights tour with Cheryl Brutvan, Director of Curatorial Affairs, and Tim Wride, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography.
RSVP required / space is limited
Coffee and Conversation with Svenja Deininger 
Monday, February 6, 2017 / 10 AM – Noon

Reception and tour with the sixth RAW – Recognition of Art by Women – artist, Svenja Deininger.
RSVP required
Preview Shopping Hours at BIJOUX!
Thursday, March 2, 2017 / 10 AM - Noon

The Museum opens early for a light breakfast and exclusive access to the
BIJOUX! contemporary art jewelry exhibition and sale before it opens to
the public.
RSVP required


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The Young Friends 2015-2016 season is generously underwritten in part by:


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