The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach will celebrate the longer days of summer with extended visiting hours and an array of in-person, outdoor, and virtual public programs. For the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Norton will open six days a week. Palm Beach County residents with valid ID will be treated to free admission on Saturdays through Labor Day.
In addition to its galleries and celebrated programs, like Art After Dark and Mini Book + Art, the museum will debut free Films on the Lawn, Community Stage Concerts, community tours of the city, and more this month.
On June 11, the museum will unveil “For the Record: Celebrating Art by Women,” an exhibition of works from the Norton’s collection that explores issues of representation and inclusion in the art world. On June 25, it will unveil its annual Afterschool Arts exhibition, “Magic of Flights,” featuring work by children and teenagers from across Palm Beach County, which embody themes of magical realism, identity, and collage.
The Norton will also launch Celebrating Black Florida, a month-long celebration of the art and cultural histories of Black Floridians. Timed to Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19, the program features live performances, virtual programs, art workshops, and museum tours. The Museum will host a Juneteenth Summer Festival with MC Wayne “Mister Trombone” Perry, a celebration complete with live musical performances, tours, African dance and drum workshops, storytelling sessions, and a creative community art project led by fiber mixed media artist Gillian Kennedy Wright.