Art After Dark

Embarkation of the Emperor of China, Philippe Béhagle, France, manufacture royale de Beauvais, About 1700, Tapestry of wool and silk, Louvre Abu Dhabi (Detail)

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 / Celebrating College Student Creativity

Friday, April 12 / 5PM-10PM

Admission is FREE for College Students with valid ID.

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

    Use Procreate to create an original digital design on vinyl stickers with Resident Teaching Artist Jose Mendez. Feel free to bring a design or create an original sticker.

    Classroom #2

  • Lecture

    Chinoiserie Across Europe During the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

    Join Emmanuel Ducamp, visiting Professor for architecture and the Decorative arts at the École du Louvre in Paris, for a presentation on Chinoiserie. This talk will continue to explore that imaginary and fanciful world of the making of Chinoiserie reproductions, in ceramic, or japanned – European – lacquer. It will also dwell on examples of the Chinoiserie style in Europe, in countries such as France, Portugal, Austria or Great Britain, throughout the eighteenth century and until the beginning of the nineteenth century.

    Space is limited; online registration required.
    Cost: Museum Admission / Members FREE


    Stiller Auditorium

  • Vendors Market

    Peruse the Vendor’s Market highlighting work of student artists from Palm Beach Atlantic University and Palm Beach State College.

    Korman Room

  • Join a tour!

    This evening’s tour will highlight European Art and Chinese Export Ware. Pick up your wristband at the Reception Desk one hour before the tour.

    Meet in Great Hall

  • Dance

    Palm Beach Atlantic University 

    Goergen Garden

  • Spotlight tours

    Students from PBAU and PB State will give 15-minute Spotlight Tours on specific pieces in our Collection.

    In the Galleries

  • Poetry and storytelling

    Palm Beach Atlantic University

    Stiller Auditorium

  • Theater

    Palm Beach State College

    Stiller Auditorium

  • Music

    Jazz Band Palm Beach State

    Goergen Garden

  • Spotlight tours

    Students from PBAU and PB State will give 15-minute Spotlight Tours on specific pieces in our Collection.

    In the Galleries


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 $5 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 Open Studio was provided by The Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Schott Endowment for Education.