Art After Dark

The Norton + AFROTAINO present: ÌFÉ

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 / The Norton + AFROTAINO present: ÌFÉ

Friday, June 24 / 5PM-10PM

A screening of the film Aggie, as part of our Films about Collecting Art series, docent led tours, and an Open Studio on Art + Justice inspired by the film. Additionally, the Norton + AFROTAINO present: ÌFÉ, a futuristic live electronic music project blending elements of Afro-Cuban folklore and Yoruban religious music with the bass driven sounds of modern-day Jamaican Dancehall, Trap and Afro-Beat.

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.

    5:30-6:30pm
  • Open Studio

    Join the Norton’s Teaching Artists Aurora Rincon for a drop-in style art-making activity. 

    For all ages and experience levels. All materials are included

    6-9pm
  • Film on Collectors and Collecting Art / Aggie

    Aggie, 2020 (1 hr31 min)
    Aggie is a feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life. Emmy-nominated director Catherine Gund focuses on her mother’s journey to give viewers an understanding of the power of art to transform consciousness and inspire social change. Aggie is internationally recognized for her robust and prescient support of artists–particularly women and people of color–and her unwavering commitment to social justice issues. After falling in love with art as a high-school student, Aggie discovers a new way of looking at the world. The film opens with Aggie selling Roy Lichtenstein’s “Masterpiece” For $165 million to start the Art for Justice Fund. The proceeds from one of the highest grossing artworks ever sold fuel a monumental effort to reform the American criminal justice system and end mass incarceration. The film captures Aggie as a true maverick who demonstrates the unique role and potential of collectors and benefactors to use art to fight justice. This is untapped terrain, and we see Aggie leading the way.

    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
  • Concert / The Norton + AFROTAINO present: ÌFÉ

    Founded by Puerto Rico based African American producer and percussionist Otura Mun, ÌFÉ is a futuristic live electronic music project blending elements of Afro-Cuban folklore and Yoruban religious music with the bass driven sounds of modern day Jamaican Dancehall, Trap and Afro-Beat. The single most important electronic act in Afro-Caribbean music, ÌFÉ’s 2017 debut album “IIII+IIII” revolutionized the way electronic music was conceived and performed, seamlessly combining the intricacies of Afro-Caribbean percussion and song with the power of modern electronica played in real time, no DJ’s, no programming, totally freed from the grid. A groundbreaking reimagination of ancient diaspora music and movement, ÌFÉ’s music explores the higher frequencies while paying keen attention to the lower ones in a way that feels equal parts riot and ritual. Their highly anticipated sophomore album is slated for release in Fall of 2020.

    Critical Praise for ÌFÉ

    “ÌFÉ fuses spiritual depth with dancehall influences… marrying the traditional with contemporary sounds to make something completely original.» «The music has a certain otherworldly quality that’ll resonate with even the most secular ear.” – NOISEY

    “The future of electronic music.” – NICOLA CRUZ

    “When I heard this record earlier this year I knew it would be my favorite of the year… It’s going to be one of my favorite records of all time!” – FELIX CONTRERAS – NPR

    “Of all those trying to create a soundscape that links tradition with modernity, IFE is the one who does it best. In this debut album, the acoustic elements don’t overlap: they converse and exchange codes creating new patterns that expand the musical universe.” – EL PAIS

    “ÌFÉ‘s new video for ‘3 Mujeres’ invokes the griot tradition of Yoruba music and Cuban rumba, bringing them into the digital age. If there are spiritual hymns to be found in the matrix, this is what they should sound like.” – LARGE UP

    8-9:30pm

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.

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