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.

Art After Dark hosts a return engagement by Ann Yao who will perform Chinese music on the zheng (zither) in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival in the Museum Garden. Guests can also enjoy a rabbit lantern making project in honor of the holiday celebrated across East and South Asia. A virtual Jazz Friday premiere features The CieL Experience, recorded live at the Museum on September 3.  

Docent Spotlight Talks have ended for the Summer. We look forward to resuming Docent Tours in October.

Schedule of Events

  • Concert: Ann Yao, Zheng Music

    Sculpture Garden

    A native of Shanghai, Ann Yao is a Chinese musician specializing in zheng (long plucked zither) music. She graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and worked as a zheng soloist at China National Traditional Orchestra before she moved to the U.S. in the mid-1980s.  As a zheng soloist, she has been toured extensively and performed at many concert venues, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more. Ann is the 2009 Florida Folk Heritage Award winner and multiple-time recipient of Florida Folklife Apprenticeship Program Award. 

    5pm & 6pm
  • Open Studio: Rabbit Lantern Making & Jade Rabbit Gallery Activity


    Enjoy an art making activity related to ancient Chinese legends of the Moon, and pick up a copy of the Jade Rabbit Gallery Activity for your visit to the Museum’s Chinese galleries on the first floor. 

  • Virtual Jazz Friday: The CieL Experience

    The CieL Experience combines the styles of R&B, swing, hip-hop, and traditional Haitian music, rooted in the harmonies and improvisation of the American jazz tradition. Saxophonist and band leader, Claudens Louis, explores the infinite possibilities of these genres by using the different backgrounds, cultures and influences within the group to present fresh compositions and arrangements accessible to a wide range of listeners.  

    Watch on YouTube


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