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 / Jazz Friday

Friday, July 1 / 5PM-10PM

A Jazz Friday concert by Grammy nominated jazz soprano, alto, and tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, a Sculpture Garden Disco experience that combines music, dance, and mindfulness with BeYouDisco, docent-led tours, and an art making Open Studio with the Norton’s Teaching Artist Jose Mendez.

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.

  • Open Studio

    Join our drop-in style open studio with Teaching Artist Jose R. Mendez and create your own version of the American flag inspired by the great Jasper Johns.

  • Jazz Friday / Marcus Strickland



    Native Miamian, Strickland always thought of music “in a very mixed up way.” He heard Haitian sounds, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and southern rap in the streets, while at home his dad would jump from Stevie to Coltrane to P-Funk on his reel-to-reel deck. His fiery 2001 LP debut At Last, Strickland took third place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition for saxophone. He spent his winnings on: a) software that would help him emulate J Dilla’s beats, and b) a busted bass clarinet inspired by Madlib’s low reed sounds. He kept those interests quiet as he honed his approach, but with 2006’s double-album Twi-Life it became evident that Strickland was playing in two worlds: the old one that belonged to his jazz heroes, and the new one that wove disparate genres into one technicolor tapestry. He continued exploring—with spoken word on Open Reel Deck (2007), classic ballads on Of Song (2009) and left-field songwriting on Idiosyncrasies (2009), where Strickland interpreted everyone from Björk to André 3000—until he was able to meld it all into a sound and feel that is undeniably his own with his two most recent Blue Note releases Nihil Novi (2016) & People of the Sun (2018).

  • Tour

    Join Teaching Artist Jose Mendez for drop-in style art-making sessions.

    For all ages and experience levels. All materials are included

  • Sculpture Garden Disco with BeYouDisco

    Get out of your head and drop into that amazing body of yours. Movement is truly medicine, especially when shared in community. Our guided silent disco experiences combine music, dance, and mindfulness. This dance will have you celebrating your body, and feeling your aliveness. We move in similar ways each day and this experience is designed to interrupt your patterns so you can explore your creative edge. Be You Disco was created as an outlet for connection and authentic self-expression. Our intention is to bridge the gap among people, and create a sense of belonging and wellbeing using dance, silent disco, & music.


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 

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:


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 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.