Art After Dark

A New Experience Every Friday Night!

Art After Dark mixes art and entertainment every Friday night! Enjoy live performances, film screenings, art workshops, and more. Programs are will be presented both in-person and online.



Art After Dark / Keith Michaud

Friday, May 20 / 5PM-10PM

Join us for an Exhibition Insights titled What Roles Can Art Play In Our Lives with John Yau, acclaimed poet, art critic and author, a concert with singer songwriter Keith Michaud, an Artist Tour with artist Armando Droulers that will visit the Fisher Landau and Ganek collections exhibitions, and an Open Studio with the Norton’s Teaching Artist Ari Kijanka inspired by Jasper Johns

Schedule of Events

  • Tour

    Explore great works in the Museum’s collection led by one of the Museum’s fine docents.

    Space is limited, and tickets are available on a first come first served basis 1 hour before the program begins.

    5:30-6pm
  • Exhibition Insights / What Roles Can Art Play In Our Lives?

    John Yau, acclaimed poet, art critic and author, discusses the major artists in the Fisher Landau and Ganek collections whom he has known (such as Jasper Johns, Richard Artschwager, and Ken Price) and whose work he has observed through a career dedicated to close observation and nuanced critique.

    Space is limited: tickets available one hour before program time.

    6-7pm
  • Open Studio

    Join our drop-in Open Studio with Teaching Artist, Ari Kijanka, for a night of making mixed media Pop paintings inspired by the great Jasper Johns.

    For all ages and experience levels. All materials are included

    6-9pm
  • Concert / Keith Michaud

    Keith Michaud is a Connecticut-born singer and songwriter who transplanted to South Florida in 2000. Since his arrival, he has released 3 albums with band Summer Blanket as well as 4 albums of his later solo material. All are currently available on Bandcamp. Keith will be playing selections from across these 7 recordings, as well as unreleased new material from his new band The Lightworkers, formed during the pandemic. Keith has won awards from the New Times, Palm Beach Post, Sun-Sentinel and City Link magazines including Songwriter of the Year and Album of the Year. He has no plan of retiring. Ever.

    Photo credit: Ray Villarosa

    7-8:30pm
  • Artist Tour / Armando Droulers

    South Florida-based artist Armando Droulers will lead informal, 30-minute gallery conversations on works in the special exhibitions A Remarkable Gathering: The Fisher Landau Family Collection and The Howard and Judie Ganek Collection.

    About the Artist:
    Armando Droulers is an art historian, educator, and lecturer. He studied at Bard College, Academia de Arte Federico Brandt, New World School of the Arts, and the University of Florida. He lectures extensively on art and culture at universities, museums, cultural centers, corporate events, and cruise ships. He also organizes international art and culture tours and art and wine events. He has lived in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the United States, and speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.

    8-8:30pm
  • Tour

    Explore great works in the Museum’s collection led by one of the Museum’s fine docents.

    Space is limited, and tickets are available on a first come first served basis 1 hour before the program begins.

    7:30-8pm

Attending Art After Dark

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

Entry: Please note daily capacity is limited and advance, timed-ticket reservations are encouraged to help ensure a safe and enjoyable visiting experience for all. To attend in-person Art After Dark programs, reserve a timed ticket.

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 is fully operational, and seating available outdoors with a view of our Sculpture Garden and in the Restaurant. Along with great food, The Restaurant can be enjoyed with creative cocktails, wine, or champagne.  Reservations recommended at OpenTable.com 

Admission: Art After Dark is included with museum admission. As always, members enjoy free museum admission.

CDC COVID-19 Community Level for Palm Beach County: LOW

MASKS ENCOURAGED BUT NOT REQUIRED
NEGATIVE TESTS OR PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION NOT REQUIRED
TEMPERATURE TAKING NOT REQUIRED

The following general policies are in effect immediately and will remain so while Palm Beach County’s Community Level remains LOW:

  • Masks are optional, but encouraged, for all guests visiting the Norton. Masks are provided upon request. All Norton staff will continue to wear masks.
  • Temperature taking is voluntary upon entering the Museum
  • A negative COVID test (or optional presentation of proof of vaccination) is not required for admission to the Museum.

Please note that the Norton’s COVID-19 policies remain subject to change as circumstances evolve. Visit norton.org/covid-19 for the most up-to-date information. 

The Museum will continue to conduct heightened cleaning and sanitation and will continue to provide masks to visitors who request them.

This policy is based on guidance and recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other authoritative or controlling government-issued health standards.

For the most up-to-date information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), click here.
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If you are unable to visit us in person, please visit The Norton Channel for a wide range of virtual resources, activities, and programs.

Know before you go!
The health and safety of our guests is a top priority for the Norton Museum.