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 Celebrates Juneteenth / Von Archer

Friday, June 17 / 5PM-10PM

Join our Pre-Juneteenth Festival celebration during Art After Dark with a musical performance by rapper and songwriter Von Archer, an Open Studio that will celebrate the holiday, and an Artist Tour by south-Florida artist and Associate Professor of Visual Art at Florida Atlantic University, Dorotha Lemeh.

Juneteenth festivities continue on Saturday, June 18 from 12-5pm!

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
  • Curator Conversation / Summer Silk: Qing Dynasty Robes and Signs of the Season with Curator Laurie Barnes

    Explore the details of two summer silk gauze robes, one created for a man and the other for a woman, as well as a summer panel from Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons. The Semi-Formal Summer Court Dragon Robe (Jifu) was created for a Qing dynasty official to wear at work, while the midnight blue women’s patterned silk gauze summer surcoat was created for a Qing dynasty aristocratic lady.

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

    6-7pm
  • Open Studio

    Join Teaching Artist Jose Mendez to create a work of art in celebration of Juneteenth!

    For all ages and experience levels. All materials are included

    6-9pm
  • Live Music / Von Archer

    Enjoy a live musical performance by Von Archer, American singer, rapper, and songwriter. The creative artist has appeared on BEW and caught the attention of industry executives with his “out of the box” live performances.

    With a message of excellence and evolution at the core of his brand, Archer used his music to push the culture forward through motivation.


    Von Archer

    7-8:30pm
  • 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
  • Artist Tour with Dorotha Lemeh

    South Florida-based artists lead informal, 30-minute gallery conversations on works in the Norton's collection and special exhibitions.

    About the artist:
    Dorotha Grace Lemeh is an Associate Professor of Visual Art at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University (2005 – Current). She originally began her academic teaching career at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus; first as a faculty member in School of Visual Arts’ (SoVA) painting & drawing program (1989 – 1992), and later as the SoVA’s Coordinator of Advising (1992 – 2005).

    As a professional visual artist, Dorotha Grace has participated in over 80 exhibitions both nationally and internationally. She continues to receive awards and recognition for her creative works, including, Best of Show, 1stPlace, Merit Award in Painting & Honorable Mention




    8-8:30pm

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 1450 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.

Open today from 10 am - 5 pm!
CDC COVID-19 Community Level for Palm Beach County: HIGH

Current Health and Safety Policies:

 MASKS REQUIRED
 TEMPERATURE TAKING REQUIRED 
SOCIAL DISTANCING ENCOURAGED 
MUSEUM AND EVENT CAPACITIES LIMITED 
 VACCINATION AND BOOSTERS ENCOURAGED (NOT REQUIRED)
 

The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Level for Palm Beach County is currently High. In response to this, the following general policies are in effect at the Norton: 

  • Masks are mandatory indoors throughout the Museum campus (ages 2+), regardless of negative tests or vaccination status, except while eating or drinking. Masks are provided upon request. 

  • Temperature taking is required upon entering the Museum. Visitors with a temperature of 100.4 F or above will not be admitted. 

  • Capacities will be limited for the Museum and in certain indoor event spaces. Guests are encouraged to reserve admission online in advance.

  • Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing, maintaining 6 feet of space from others. 

  • For the safety of all visitors and the Museum’s staff and volunteers, the Norton encourages visitors to get vaccinated and boosted in accordance with CDC guidance, though this is not required for admission. 

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 mask to visitors who request them.

These policies are informed by 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 CDC, click here. 

View daily updates on the CDC's COVID Data Tracker here.

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 of Art.