Art After Dark

A New Experience Every Friday Night!

Enjoy an eclectic mix of live performances, film screenings, workshops, tours, and more!

Docent-led Tours (30 min) Explore great works in the Norton’s collection led by one of the Museum’s fine docents.

Open Studio: Art Workshops Join local teaching artists as they lead drop-in style art-making sessions. All ages and experience levels welcome. Materials included.

EVERY FRIDAY, Live Performances
Enjoy live performances every Friday including live music, dance, spoken word, and more! Check our website weekly for updates.

First Fridays of the Month, 7:30 pm / Jazz Fridays
This popular monthly series features performances by some of South Florida’s best jazz musicians!

Third Fridays of the Month, 8 pm  / Artist Tour
South Florida-based artists lead informal, 30-minute gallery talks about works in the Norton’s collection and special exhibitions.

Art After Dark / Black History Celebration

Friday, February 23 / 5PM-10PM

Schedule of Events

  • Join a tour!

    Docents discuss artworks in the Norton’s Collection. Pick up your tour wristband at the Reception Desk one hour before the tour.

  • Open Studio

    Create an abstraction expressionistic landscape painting in watercolor inspired by Alma Woodsey Thomas. This lesson taught by Resident Teaching Artist Janelle Fulford will explore brush techniques and best practices for watercolor painting.

    Classroom #2

  • Film and Talkback / Flower

    FLOWER • Runtime: 28 minutes • Short Film

    Misty Copeland  

    Director: Lauren Finerman
    Producers: Leyla Fayyaz, Misty Copeland

    World-renowned ballerina Misty Copeland stars in her first independently produced short art film, an immersive experience in movement storytelling that highlights intergenerational equity in the community of Oakland, California, featuring new, original music from Grammy-winning recording artist Raphael Saadiq.

    Born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in San Pedro, California, Misty Copeland began her ballet studies at the late age of thirteen. At fifteen, she won first place in the Music Center Spotlight Awards. She studied at the San Francisco Ballet School and American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive on full scholarship and was declared ABT’s National Coca-Cola Scholar in 2000. Misty joined ABT’s Studio Company in September 2000, joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in April 2001, and in August 2007 became the company’s second African American female Soloist and the first in two decades. In June 2015, Misty was promoted to principal dancer, making her the first African American woman to ever be promoted to the position in the company’s 75-year history.

    Click here to learn more about Misty Copeland. 

    Join us after the film for a talk back with Samantha Cyprian and some of her students.

    Samantha Cyprian  

    Samantha Cyprian, founder of Soul Movement LLC, is a native of West Palm Beach, Fl. She began her dance training at The Academy of Ballet Florida under the Artistic Direction of Marie Hale. While in the Academy, she worked closely with Ballet Florida’s professional company where she was provided the opportunity to take classes and perform alongside them in Marie Hale’s depiction of The Nutcracker. Samantha attended dance programs at North Carolina School of the Arts and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She obtained her Lester Horton Pedagogy certification from Ana Marie Forsythe, Chair of the Horton department at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Samantha has been fortunate to work with students within the Palm Beach County School District as well as various dance studios in Palm Beach County.

    Stiller Auditorium

  • Join a tour!

    This evening’s tour will highlight African American Artists in our Collection.   Pick up your tour wristband at the Reception Desk one hour before the tour.

  • Curator Tour

    Tiera Ndlovu

    Join Tiera Ndlovu, Curatorial Research Associate, for a tour of works that celebrate the Black experience – from sculptures of The Bronx to photographs in Alabama and paintings of The Bahamas. With a curatorial focus on showcasing lesser-known histories, Ndlovu’s tour will expand your knowledge of Black culture across the globe.

    Meet in Great Hall

  • Dance

    Natural Movers Foundation

    Dance Works + Progress

    Natural Movers will celebrate the Art of Storytelling as it relates to dance and the Black experience with a talk and dance performances by local dance companies.

    Great Hall


Attending Art After Dark

Hours: The museum is currently open to the public until 10 pm on Friday nights.

Entry: Admission during Art After Dark is $10 for Adults & Seniors, $5 for Students. Tickets may be purchased at the Reception Desk or reserved in advance

How to get here: The Norton Museum of Art is located at 1401 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach, FL 33401. For more information, click here.

Parking: Parking is available in the Norton’s main parking lot at 1501 South Dixie Highway, immediately across the street from the Museum. Parking is $6 per car, per day. Norton Members park for free.

Food and drink: The Restaurant at the Norton offers indoor and outdoor seating with beautiful views of our Sculpture Garden. Along with great food, The Restaurant serves creative cocktails, wine, and champagne. Reservations available through Tock.

Art After Dark is made possible by the generosity of The Addison Hines Charitable Trust.

Support for the Docent Program was provided by The Donald and Linda Silpe Endowment for the Professional Development of Docents and The Marcia Mahon Education Endowment Fund.

Support for Open Studio was provided by The Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Schott Endowment for Education.