Norton Museum of Art 80th Anniversary Virtual Celebration

Saturday, February 6, 2021 / 6-7pm

The Norton’s 80th Anniversary is honored in two exciting events, both online and accessible from the safety and comfort of your own home! A February 6 virtual celebration joyfully highlights the many ways the Museum makes our community so extraordinary and features great artists, special guests, behind-the scenes glimpses, music, and more. Click below to learn more and make a donation to attend!

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January 25 – February 8, 2021, at

The 80th Anniversary Art Auction January 25 – February 8 offers over 90 exceptional lots of art, jewelry, and other exclusive items in an online auction presented by Sotheby’s on Click below for more information about artists included, participating galleries and donors, and how to browse and bid.

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Celebration Chairs
Lori Gendelman
Nicki Harris
Amy Phelan
Anne Reyes
Simone Vickar

Auction Committee
Nicki Harris (Co-chair)
Hilarie Morgan (Co-chair)
Robbi Toll (Co-chair)
Simone Vickar (Co-chair)
Candia Fisher
Annabelle Garrett
Bruce Gendelman
Jane Holzer
Nicola Marcus
Barbara Rothschild
Richard Rothschild
Ellen Sosnow

Proceeds up to $450,000 from this year's auction will benefit the Recognition of Art by Women (RAW) exhibition series. Proceeds in excess of $450,000 will benefit the Norton’s curatorial and exhibitions program.

Proceeds from donations and sponsorships to the 80th Anniversary Celebration virtual event benefit the Museum’s exhibitions and public programs and make it possible for the Norton to fulfill its artistic and educational mission.

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.