Celebrating the Norton: Eighty Years

Celebrating the Norton: Eighty Years (February 5 – June 13, 2021) features a selection of acquisitions and archival materials that tells the story of the Norton Museum including never-before-seen documents, photographs, and highlights from the collection. This exhibition is the result of the research completed by the Museum’s first Archivist, Marie Penny, who has assembled significant discoveries, which will be alongside works from the collection representing key acquisitions.  

Norton Museum of Art postcard, circa 1941

Norton Museum of Art postcard, circa 1941. Courtesy of Norton Museum of Art.

Visitors with Paul Gauguin’s Christ in the Garden of Olives (1889), circa 1960s

Visitors with Paul Gauguin’s Christ in the Garden of Olives (1889), circa 1960s. Courtesy of Norton Museum of Art.

Students visiting the Norton, circa 1970s

Students visiting the Norton, circa 1970s. Courtesy of Norton Museum of Art.