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.

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.

Film Fridays This Fall, 7 PM / Films 4 Fall: High Fashion, Street Style
October 28, November 18, December 16, 2022
This series features documentary films on photography and fashion with introductions and post-screening discussions led by Karen Davis, former director of the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, artistic director of the Palm Beach Israeli Film Series, and moderator for the Cinema Club in Deerfield Beach. The series is offered in conjunction with the special exhibition A Personal View on High Fashion & Street Style: Photographs from the Nicola Erni Collection, 1930s to Now.

Art After Dark / Jazz Friday!

Friday, December 2 / 5PM

Schedule of Events

  • Join a Tour!

    Join docent-led tours of the special exhibitions on view, including Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature, and A Personal View on High Fashion & Street Style: Photographs from the Nicola Erni Collection, 1930s to Now.

    Pick up your tour wristband at the Visitor Experience reception desk one hour before the tour.

  • Public Panel Discussion


    New Wave Art Wknd 2022 hosts an engaging conversation featuring women artists and curators who have a distinct focus on activism within their practices. Moderated by the Norton’s Glenn W. and Cornelia T. Bailey Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Arden Sherman, the discussion will center on each panelists’ distinct approaches to representation and social engagement.

  • Open Studio

    Recreate nature through your eyes using coffee filters and watercolors with Teaching Artist Aurora Rincon, inspired by the special exhibition Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature.

    Open Studio demo by Aurora Rincon

  • Tropical Sonata: Inside the Botanical Imagery of Joseph Stella

    In partnership with Mounts Botanical Garden, this discussion is an in-depth look into the kinds of plants and landscapes depicted by Stella in his artworks and how they relate to his life and ideology. Palmer Crippen, Horticulturalist at Mounts Botanical Garden, will be joined by Norton docent C.J. McCartney for this lively gallery talk.

  • Live Music / Totem Cave

    Totem Cave explores the depths of improvisation, while navigating different musical styles with a distinctive sound. Its musical fabric weaves elements of Afro-Peruvian and Brazilian music with Jazz and Funk.

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  • Join a Tour!

    Docents discuss artworks in the Norton’s collection.

    Pick up your tour wristband at the Visitor Experience reception desk one hour before tour.


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.