Art After Dark

A New Experience Every Friday Night!

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

EVERY FRIDAY, 5:30 & 7 PM
Docent-led Tours (30 min) Explore great works in the Norton’s collection led by one of the Museum’s fine docents.

EVERY FRIDAY, 6 – 9 PM 
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 / Haitian Heritage Night

Friday, May 31 / 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.

    5:30-6pm
  • Open Studio

    Join Resident Teaching Artist Janelle “EXTRAordinary-J” Fulford. Create a portrait that captures the personality of someone special in your life. The project for the evening inspired by Haitian-American artist Jean Michael Basquiat. Please bring reference images to use as inspiration of your masterpiece.

    Classes are every 30 minutes, first come first serve.

    Classroom #2

    6-9pm
  • Join a Tour!

    Docents discuss Highlights of our Collection.

    Pick up your tour wristband at the Reception Desk one hour before the tour.

    7-7:30pm
  • Short Films

    Curated by the Subtropic Film Fest and in cooperation with South Florida Film collectives the White Elephant Group and Third Horizon, the Norton shares films by South Florida Filmmakers of Haitian Descent. 

    Hooky / Dir. Princess Usanga / 8 min / 2024

    A day of skipping school tests the friendship of two Miami high school girls in 1995. ‘Goody two shoes’ high school freshman, Nora, agrees to play ‘hooky’ with her rebellious friend Renee.  Their day of skipping school in 1995 tests their friendship as they navigate through a series of back to back calamities.  Nora’s struggle with being a second generation Haitian trying to assimilate to American culture hits new heights when she is at risk of her grandparents catching her skipping school.  If the girls get caught- Nora’s personal life is over.


    Hooky

    June 1st / Dirs. Angelo Rio and June Vinette / 10 min / 2024

    On her 16th birthday, aspiring model Megan reckons with her loneliness, desire for freedom, and emotionally abusive mother in the suburbs of Broward County.

    Konpa / Dir. Al’Ikens Plancher / 10 min / 2023

    A young Haitian-American learns how to dance Konpa to impress his crush.


    Konpa

    Immediately after films / Talkback

    Join the South Florida based directors and producers to discuss the films and filmmaking in South Florida.

    Brave / Dir. Wilmarc Val / 25 min / 2021

    In this documentary, Debe, a modest housekeeper living in France, decides to return to Haiti to finally organize a ceremony that she should have done 24 years ago, following the death of her mother, a Vodou priestess.

    7-8pm
  • Music and Dance

    No. Socials / DJ Hunchback / Nzingah Oniwoson

    Learn to dance Konpa with Nzingah Oniwoson as No.Socials and DJ Hunchback spin vinyl. 

    Konpa Instructor Nzingah Oniwoson is a Haitian-American holistic health consultant, plant-based chef, 500 hr celebrity yoga teacher, award-winning blogger, master teaching artist, and motivational speaker who helps people as an inspirational teacher. She started Yes Baby I Like It Raw to teach and inspire people to embark on a holistic lifestyle. This project is close to her heart because of her own journey. Through a radical lifestyle change, she was able to heal herself of the symptoms brought on by having a benign brain tumor, an autoimmune disorder called scleroderma, and polycystic ovary syndrome. She has been featured in NPR, CBS, NBC, Essence Magazine, Mantra Magazine, Heart Soul Magazine, Veg News, Huffington Post, and Art & Culture Magazine.

    DJ Hunchback, a local advent music listener/producer, weaves a musical tapestry spanning funk, soul, afrobeat, jungle, and beyond. With an eclectic collection that knows no borders, each spin of the record is a journey through the diverse sounds of the world.

    Nosocials, a West Palm Beach native, spins a soulful blend of house, hip-hop, and jazz fusion. With a background deeply rooted in the underground dance scene, she focuses on persevering it’s culture and its impact on the community.

    Goergen Garden

    7:30-9pm

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 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.