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

Friday, January 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.

  • LECTURE - Sold Out

    Artist Talk: Susan Meiselas and Jeff Rosenheim

    Join us for a conversation between Susan Meiselas, a documentary photographer based in New York, and Jeff Rosenheim, the Joyce Frank Menschel Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

    Susan Meiselas is a documentary photographer based in New York. She is the author of Carnival Strippers (1976), Nicaragua (1981), Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History (1997), Pandora’s Box (2001), Encounters with the Dani (2003), Prince Street Girls (2016), A Room of Their Own (2017), Tar Beach (2020) and Carnival Strippers Revisited (2022). Meiselas is well known for her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. Her photographs are included in North American and international collections. In 1992 she was made a MacArthur Fellow, and received a Guggenheim Fellowship (2015), and most recently the first Women in Motion Award from Kering and the Rencontres d’Arles (2019). Mediations, a survey exhibition of her work from the 1970s to present was initiated by Jeu de Paume and traveled to Barcelona, San Francisco, Brazil, Vienna, Belgium, Germany and Jakopič Galerija in Ljubljiana, Slovenia. Meiselas has been the President of the Magnum Foundation since 2007, with a mission to expand diversity and creativity in documentary photography.

    Space is limited. Online registration required.

    Cost: Museum Admission / Members FREE

    Note: This event is sold out

    See event for more details and registration

    Stiller Auditorium

  • Open Studio

    Capturing the Essence of the landscape using Optical Mixing/Broken Color.

    Join Guest Teaching Artist Jerilyn Brown to create the essence of a landscape. Working from photographs participants will apply color loosely, mixing dots and dashes, to juxtapose small color areas and contrasting color opposites while creating an illusion of movement and spontaneity in their oil pastel “impressionistic” landscape.

    Jerilyn Brown, painter, and art educator. Brown has an extensive exhibition history of solo and group shows and participation in state and national competitions - most recently at The Armory Art Center, Arts Warehouse, and Alliance for the Arts. Brown graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida Atlantic University. Brown has managed and curated many successful art programs and events to thousands of adults and youth, from elementary to adult art classes, as director of art camps at Armory Art Center and Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, to Education Director Old School Square, to curating art exhibits at Cornell Museum, The History of the American Carousel and Boynton Cultural Art Center, Artspeak: beyond words, to presenting workshops at Norton Museum and Florida Art Education Association. Brown was awarded the Florida Art Education Association Secondary Art Educator of the Year Award in 2022. Brown continually pushes and explores mediums and subject matter in her work.

    Classroom #2

  • Join a tour!

    Docents discuss specific themes in Presence: Photography from the Judy Glickman Lauder Collection. Pick up your tour wristband at the Reception Desk one hour before the tour.

  • Live Music

    Morgan Joyce Hart

    Norton Guests will remember Morgan Joyce Hart (formerly Morgan Minsk) from earlier this year. Raw, moody, and faith-driven, pop songstress Morgan Joyce Hart enjoys letting listeners into her musical world. Threaded together by consistent soulful vocals and acoustic guitar, her music dances between indie folk, acoustic soul, and classic pop.

    After graduating as a music therapist from Berklee College of Music, in 2018 Morgan's fanbase raised $25K to create her debut album Praise. In 2022, she returned with divorce-themed EP Everything, Everything, a set of 6 songs vulnerably exploring the failing of her previous marriage, and her own personal healing through Christ (co-produced by Brian K Fisher of Eastern Souvenirs). New 2023 single Spirit, Hold My Hand is an upbeat, romantic intention for the new year, centered around Holy Spirit-led living. New 2024 single Work of Art is hopeful anthem about the joy of falling in love again after heartbreak, and seeing the world through new eyes.

    Great Hall

  • Artist Tour / Jose Luis Garcia

    Join Photographer and Artist Jose Luis Garcia as he leads a special tour on Presence: Photography from the Judy Glickman Lauder Collection.

    Jose Luis Garcia is a visual artist and educator who earned their Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art from New World School of the Arts/University of Florida and their Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Florida International University. Garcia has taught various K-12 educational residencies as a Teaching Artist with Arts for Learning Miami, led workshops with Miami Dade Public Libraries' The Vasari Project, is an Adjunct Professor at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Broward College North Campus, and teaches Photography at New World School of the Arts in the Highschool Division. Garcia is a current artist-in-residence at Laundromat Art Space in Little Haiti, FL.

    Meet in 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.