Vive la France! Celebrate French culture in conjunction with the Norton’s world-class collection of works by French artists. Enjoy live music, films, fabulous cuisine, try the French sport of Petanque, catch a gallery talk, and discover your inner artist making art inspired by works by French artists on view in the galleries.

Admission is FREE. No RSVP required.

Schedule of Events

  • South Florida Petanque Club

    Meet enthusiasts of this French game that is a bit like bowling and bocci, and try the sport yourself.

  • Plein-Air Painting

    Watch award-winning plein air painter Hope Ries as she captures scenes in the Museum Garden.

  • Art Making Workshop

    12:30pm and 2:30pm
  • Spotlight Talks: French Artists and Subjects

    15 minutes docent led talks throughout the galleries highlighting artworks by French Artists and French subjects. 

    1pm and 1:15pm
    2:15pm and 2:30pm
    3:15pm and 3:30pm
    4pm and 4:15pm  

    Various Times
  • Music: Opera Fusion

    Gorgeous melodies from the Grand Opera and the café, as well as popular songs on French themes are sung by our region’s leading vocalists.

  • Tour: Highlights of the Collection

  • Film: Beauty and the Beast (1946)

    This early adaptation of the beloved fairy tale by poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau is considered one of the finest French films of all time.

  • Tour: Architecture and Sculpture

  • Music: French Horn Collective

    The French Horn Collective features diverse musicians performing French music, Gypsy Jazz, and French-American jazz standards.

  • icon The Restaurant at the Norton will serve French selections for lunch and offer drinks and tri-color snow-cones.

This program was made possible by the generosity of the William Randolph Hearst foundation.

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. 

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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.