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 & 7:30 PM
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 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, September 15 / 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.

  • Open Studio

    Create your own work of art using leaves from the Norton Museum of Art Banyan tree and chalk markers with resident teaching artist Jose R. Mendez

  • LECTURE “Performance is not (and never was) a medium”

    Tiera Ndlovu, Curatorial Research Associate

    In 2016, theorist Jonah Westerman stated “performance is not (and never was) a medium, not something that an artwork can be but rather a set of questions and concerns about how art relates to people and the wider social world.” Over a century after its inception in the 1910s, performance art is still underrecognized as a pillar of modern art due to its intangible and ephemeral nature. Join Tiera Ndlovu, Curatorial Research Associate and curator of Past Lives: Performance Art through the Camera, in a discussion of the history and significance of the medium.

  • MUSIC / Insight Chamber Players

    At Insight Chamber, one of our goals is to bring a unique and meaning fun experience to our audiences. We were inspired by the Salons in Europe, specifically the relationship between composers Mendelssohn, Liszt, and Chopin who at one point lived blocks away from each other in Paris. During their rendezvous, they would often invite non musician friends to show off their latest compositions and virtuosic musical feats. Many of today's most renowned chamber music works were intended for such spaces, so as a part of Insight, we are honoring that tradition by keeping it alive and well! 

    Insight Chamber Players is a chamber music collective dedicated to bringing music to unique locations and guiding music-lovers through the passion of the art form. Our goal is to provide chamber music in the manner it was originally intended — in beautiful intimate spaces such as homes and salons that facilitate camaraderie around music. Our activities include recitals, open rehearsals, sight reading parties and mentorship. 

  • 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.


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 Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, with additional support provided by the Addison Hines Charitable Trust.

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