Art After Dark

A new lineup of events every Friday night!

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



Tiera Ndlovu, curator of Origin Stories: Photography of Africa and Its Diaspora, discusses how the legacy of colonialism across the African continent informs the work of various contemporary photographers. Cortadito performs traditional Cuban music of the early 20th century. This dynamic ensemble brings the listener back to a time when popular music was Cuban Music. Between 6pm and 9pm, try your hand at basketmaking using recycled materials in an Open Studio led by Sara Bookspan from the Armory Art Center. Museum docents offer thirty-minute tours at 5:30pm and 7:30pm; limit of 14 participants per docent, tickets by request at Visitor Experience Desk.

Schedule of Events

  • Tour

    Explore great works in the Museum collection led by one of the Museum’s fine docents.
    Limit of 14 participants per docent, tickets by request at Visitor Experience Desk.

    5:30am-6pm
  • Curator Conversation / Tiera Ndlovu

    Africa and its Diaspora: Photographs from the Norton’s Collection

    Tiera Ndlovu, curator of Origin Stories: Photography of Africa and Its Diaspora, discusses how the legacy of colonialism across the African continent informs the work of various contemporary photographers, such as Yinka Shonibare CBE, Malick Sidibé, and Carrie Mae Weems. This Curator Conversation offers insights into selections currently on view in the exhibition while also highlighting the diverse stories that the Museum can share through its holdings of contemporary photography.

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    6pm
  • Open Studio / Basketry with Sara Bookspan

    While traditional basketry served a functional purpose, it is also recognized as an artform. Across continents, basketmaking is a well-respected skill, often handed down generation to generation. Try your hand at basketmaking using recycled materials with artist Sara Bookspan. This program is offered in collaboration with the Armory Art Center.

    6-9pm
  • Performance / Cortadito

    Co-founded by Jose Elias in 2011, Cortadito focuses on performing traditional Cuban music of the early 20th century. From Son Montuno, Guaracha, Boleros, Nengon, and Bolero Son, this dynamic ensemble brings the listener back to a time when Trio Matamoros, or Ignacio Piniero ruled Cuban music, the era when popular music was Cuban Music and Son Montuno was influencing music throughout the globe. The band has been named “Best Latin Act” by the Miami New Times and has been acknowledged by the City of North Miami for their representation of traditional Cuban culture. Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Cortadito’s tenth anniversary at Art After Dark!

    7-9pm
  • Tour

    One more chance to explore great works in the Museum collection with one of the Museum’s fine docents.

    Limit of 14 participants per docent, tickets by request at Visitor Experience Desk.

    7:30-8pm

Sara Bookspan from The Armory Art Center offers visitors the opportunity to try their hands at basketmaking!

Watch Art After Dark programs online

Check out the Art After Dark YouTube playlist to see past programs presented as part of Norton from Home.

See the weekly event listings below or subscribe to the Art After Dark mailing list to learn more about upcoming Art After Dark events! See the weekly event listings below or subscribe to the Art After Dark mailing list to learn more about upcoming Art After Dark events!

Attend Art After Dark programs in person

Hours: The museum is currently open to the public until 7 pm on Friday nights.

Entry: Please note daily capacity is limited and advance, timed-ticket reservations are required to help ensure a safe and enjoyable visiting experience for all. To attend in-person Art After Dark programs, reserve a timed ticket for entry between 4 pm and 6 pm.

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 open for limited take-away and quick-service food and beverage, with socially-distanced seating available outdoors and in the Restaurant. Along with great food, The Restaurant can be enjoyed with creative cocktails, wine, or champagne.

How to attend this concert

This concert is free with museum admission. Currently, the museum is offering timed ticket entry. For more information and to reserve a timed ticket, click here.  

This is an outdoor performance, weather permitting. Capacity is strictly limited. Seating is limited, guests are encouraged to bring blankets to enjoy the concert on the lawn. Guests are not permitted to bring in lawn chairs.  

Please stay home if you have any symptoms of coronavirus. All guests are required to wear masks to enjoy the concert and maintain 6 feet separation before, during, and after the show. 

 For more information and to reserve a timed ticket, click here

The Norton Museum of Art COVID-19 Policies

MASKS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES


The health and safety of our guests is a top priority for the Norton Museum. Beginning October 1, 2021, guests (ages 12+) visiting the Norton Museum of Art will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 professionally administered PCR test taken within 72 hours; or a negative COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test conducted within 24 hours; OR voluntarily show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (together with a valid photo ID for ages 18+). 
"At-home” COVID-19 tests are not accepted. Professionally administered tests only.

Masks are required at all times regardless of negative tests or vaccination status,
except when visiting the Museum Garden or while actively eating or drinking in The Restaurant or Great Hall

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

See all our detailed COVID-19 Protocols

If you are unable to visit us in person, please visit The Norton Channel for a wide range of virtual resources, activities, and programs that you can enjoy from home.

For the most up-to-date information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), click here. 

For a list of free vaccination sites, please click here.