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

Friday, July 19 / 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 Joseph Velasquez, Guest Teaching Artist, Associate Professor of Art, Head of Printmaking, Florida Atlantic University, for an Intaglio (engraving) printing demonstration and an opportunity for participants to wipe and print plates. Preprinted intaglio prints will be available for participants to watercolor. Each participant will have the chance to take home a print. This activity will provide an understanding of the process in some of the works in the exhibition The Paper Trail: 500 Years of Printmaking from the Jonathan “Jack” Frost Collection on view in the galleries.

    Classroom #2


    Left: Artwork by Joseph Velasquez; Right: Joseph Velasquez

    6-9pm
  • Join a Tour!

    Docents discuss Contemporary Women Artists.

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

    7-7:30pm
  • Films followed by Q & A

    Monarcas / Dir. Diana Larrea / 12 min / 2023 


    Monarcas- Film Still

    The story of two Guatemalan day laborers in Homestead, FL whose fight against wage theft in their community takes them on a journey of personal transformation.

    In Beauty it is UnfinishedDir. Greko Sklavounos / 16 min / 2021

    A voice creates a meditative portrait of two tropical landscapes - separated by 100 miles of ocean - and two men dancing at twilight; the distance of their bodies both measured and infinite.

    In an Orderly Fashion / Dir. Adrian Cardenas / 13 min / 2023

    In the peaceful suburbs of Miami, a Cuban family’s lives are upended when Juan is rewarded with a terminal illness early into his retirement. Chaos ensues when Juan asks the unthinkable from his wife: to help him end it all, so long as he doesn’t know when it’s coming.

    Save the Flea / Dir. Michael Ruiz-Unger / 18 min / 2023


    Save the Flea- Film Still

    With their family stores being threatened by developers, teenagers Miguel and Rosa embark on a first date to search for a mysterious booth which holds an ancient good luck charm that can save the flea market from permanent closure.

    Stiller Auditorium

    7-8pm
  • Music

    Arturo Romay

    There are talents that are learned and there are talents that exist in people from the moment they are conceived. When it comes to people who are given this gift of talent, several great names come to mind. One of these greats was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. His ability for composition, rhythm and melodies of many different styles is evidence of his mastery of musical interpretation. This artist has performed for years in several wonderful venues (Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden to name a few) mesmerizing his audiences with the simple, yet magical language of the strings. 

    Arturo Romay’s compositions took him further than any other independent artist in the 2017 Latin Grammy’s competition. He has performed for US presidents and presidents of foreign nations. Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Marc Anthony, Ricardo Montaner, and countless other world-class musicians are all artists Arturo has had performed with over the span of his career. 

    Great Hall

    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 $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.