Chaim Gross: Bodies in Motion

Organized by the Norton, this exhibition celebrates Tomoko Supak’s recent gift of Chaim Gross’s sculpture Standing Figure of 1936 to the Museum. The institution’s relationship with this artist goes back to its founder, Ralph Norton, who purchased Gross’s 1941 sculpture Head to Toe only five years after the artist created it. The Norton also has five works on paper by Gross from this same era, several of which the artist gave to the Museum because they are studies for - or otherwise related to - Head to Toe. Standing Figure expands the museum’s holdings significantly because it is an earlier example of Gross’s distinctive direct-carved style. With the other works in the Norton’s collection, it illustrates the artist’s mastery at capturing the human form moving through space.

Chaim Gross (American, born Austria, 1904-1991), Standing Figure, 1936

The Norton Museum of Art COVID-19 Policies


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.