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.



Laurie Barnes, Elizabeth B. McGraw Curator of Chinese Art, offers a Curator Conversation about The Other Half of the Sky, the latest installation in the Niblack Gallery. Scott Marischen returns to the Norton to play his Electroacoustic Harp. He brings with him a group of very accomplished artists, including Tom Lippincott on guitar, Ettiene Fuentes on drums and Agustin Conti on acoustic bass. They will perform Jazz, World Music, Popular & Latin songs. Between 6pm and 9pm, enjoy an Open Studio art activity with Ying Zhou, a program held in conjunction with the Armory Art Center. In addition, the Museum’s docents offer thirty-minute tours at 5:30pm and 7:30pm; limit of 15 participants per docent, tickets by request at Visitor Experience Desk.

Schedule of Events

  • Tour

    Explore great works in the Museum collection led by one of the Museum’s fine docents.

    5:30-6pm
  • Curator Conversation: The Other Half of the Sky: Twentieth-Century Chinese Women Painters

    Laurie Barnes, Elizabeth B. McGraw Curator of Chinese Art, presents five works by four artists: Ren Xia (1876-1920), Wu Shujuan 1853-1930), Zhou Lianxia (1909-2000), and Chen Peiqiu (1922-2020). Senior in this group of women are: Wu Shujuan, who in 1915 and again in 1926 was hailed as “the most distinguished paintress of modern China”, and Ren Xia, who has been named as one of the top ten women painters in the history of Chinese art. The junior member of the group is Chen Peiqiu, who is often called the most famous woman Chinese painter of the twentieth-century. This virtual program will be screened in the Stiller Family Foundation Auditorium

    6pm
  • Open Studio

    Try your hand at the techniques of Chinese brush painting with artist Ying Zhou. This program is offered in collaboration with the Armory Art Center.

    6-9pm
  • Performance: Scott Marischen

    Scott Marischen returns to the Norton to play his Electroacoustic Harp. He brings with him a group of very accomplished artists, including Tom Lippincott on guitar, Ettiene Fuentes on drums and Agustin Conti on acoustic bass. They will perform Jazz, World Music, Popular & Latin songs. The harp is not usually associated with the jazz world but this group make it work perfectly. Come hear it for yourself!

    7-9pm
  • Tour

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

    7:30-8pm

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

The Norton Museum of Art COVID-19 Policies

MASKS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES


The health and safety of our guests is a top priority for the Norton Museum. Beginning October 1, 2021, guests (ages 12+) visiting the Norton Museum of Art will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 professionally administered PCR test taken within 72 hours; or a negative COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test conducted within 24 hours; OR voluntarily show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (together with a valid photo ID for ages 18+). 
"At-home” COVID-19 tests are not accepted. Professionally administered tests only.

Masks are required at all times regardless of negative tests or vaccination status,
except when visiting the Museum Garden or while actively eating or drinking in The Restaurant or Great Hall

This policy is based on guidance and recommendations issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other authoritative or controlling government-issued health standards.

See all our detailed COVID-19 Protocols

If you are unable to visit us in person, please visit The Norton Channel for a wide range of virtual resources, activities, and programs that you can enjoy from home.

For the most up-to-date information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), click here. 

For a list of free vaccination sites, please click here.