Art After Dark

A New Experience Every Friday Night!

Enjoy an eclectic mix of live performances, film screenings, workshops, tours, and more!

Art After Dark / Miami City Ballet

Friday, October 29 / 5PM-10PM

Jose Limón is most known for his iconic masterpiece, The Moor’s Pavane which premiered at the Connecticut festival in New London in 1949. Based on Shakespeare’s Othello, The Moor’s Pavane is a picture of the corrosive force of jealousy and the destruction of good by evil.

Miami City Ballet will have the honor to perform this masterful work on October 29, as part of the Norton Museum of Art’s special exhibition “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection."  

Born 1908 in Culiacán, Mexico, Limon's family fled during the Mexican Revolution of 1910. At age seven, he and his parents emigrated from Mexico to Tucson, Arizona and eventually settled in Los Angeles, California. It was not until age 20, when Limon moved to New York City, that he became interested in dance. A performance by Harald Kreutzberg and Yvonne Georgi inspired him to train as a dancer. He studied with Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman and soon began his professional career in their company, where he became known for his dynamic, masculine dancing.

In 1946 Limón formed his own company, appointing Doris Humphrey artistic director. His potent choreography, often steeped in drama, relayed the human experience drawn from Hispanic history, culture, literature, and religion. For 25 years he established himself and his company as one of the major forces of 20th-century dance.

Schedule of Events

  • Tour

    Explore great works in the Museum collection led by one of the Museum’s fine docents - Meet in Fabrikant

    5:30-6pm
  • Performance of "The Moor's Pavane" - SOLD OUT!

    The Miami City Ballet's performance of The Moor's Pavane will be held in the Stiller Auditorium. Seating is limited to 200.

    7-8pm
  • Open Studio / Frida's Sketches

    Create your own sketches based on Frida Kahlo’s work. You will receive a 4 x 4 sketchbook in which you’ll generate ideas for a possible drawing or painting. Examples of Frida’s work, especially from her sketchbook will be provided as part of the activity.

    About the artist: Ingrid Sanchez creates prints, drawings, and installations that examine cultural and linguistic hybridism as a method of adaption and survival. In her ongoing project Fragmentos, she interweaves walls with graphic and organic imagery arranged in mosaic-like collages. Reminiscent of building façades in Latin America, the work references different forms of visual expression that transpire in public space, such as contemporary graffiti and colonial-era baroque design
    6-9pm
  • Tour

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

    7:30-8pm
  • Concert / Mariachi de mi Tierra

    This evening’s performance by Mariachi de mi Tierra, based in West Palm Beach, will feature traditional Mexican music that was popular during the Kahlo, Rivera, and Mexican Modernism time period.  

    8:15-9pm

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.

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. 

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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.