This year, the Norton Museum of Art will host a virtual celebration of the Museum's 80th Anniversary. This will be an opportunity to joyfully honor all the ways that the Norton makes our community so extraordinary—and to support the Museum’s ongoing work. Join us for a fun and lively virtual benefit event with artists, special guests, and friends of the Norton, and including and exciting auction presented by Sotheby’s with extraordinary works of art and other exclusive items—all from the safety and comfort of your own home!

This evening will also honor artist María Berrio.

 María Berrio is the 8th artist to be selected and featured as part of the prestigious Recognition of Art by Women (RAW) exhibition series. With a planned exhibition opening of January 2 at the Norton, María Berrio: Esperando mientras la noche florence (Waiting for the Night to Bloom) marks the artist’s first solo museum survey, and features the Brooklyn-based, Columbian-born artist’s large-scale collages in which she reflects on issues of immigration and nature’s vulnerability. The Norton’s presentation will include nearly 20 pieces created from 2013 to today, including works on public display for the first time.

Organized by Cheryl Brutvan, Director of Curatorial Affairs and the Glenn W. and Cornelia T. Bailey Curator of Contemporary ARt, who has curated the RAW series since its inception in 2011, the exhibition follows past RAW editions including Jenny Saville (2011), Sylvia Plimack Mangold (2012), Phyllida Barlow (2013), Klara Kristalova (2014), Njideka Akunyili Crosby (2016), Svenja Deininger (2017), and Nina Chanel Abney (2019). Mahor support for RAW is from the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund/MLDauray Arts Initiative.

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. 

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 from this event benefit the Museum’s exhibitions and public programs and make it possible for the Norton to fulfill its artistic and educational mission.

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

* Inclusion in printed material is subject to print deadlines.
** Special edition prints limited to the first 18 sponsors at Grand Benefactor and above.
*** Waived/Discounted facility rental fee is not inclusive of all costs. Guest limits are subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions. Other restrictions may apply.
**** Upon request. Subject to availability and COVID-19 restrictions.


For more information about sponsorship, or to make a donation, please contact:

Kristina Dilley

Development Officer for Special Events
(561) 832-5196 x1121

Thank You


Grand Benefactor
Lori and Bruce Gendelman
J. Ira and Nicki Harris
Ann and Tom Johnson
Elizabeth L. Johnson
Dorothy and Sidney Kohl
Anne and Chris Reyes 

Nancy Lou Oelbaum
Joey Pearson

Roberta and Stanley Bogen
H. Irwin and Ellen Levy
Pamela and Edward Pantzer

*Sponsors confirmed as of November 1, 2020