The Norton Museum of Art increases its opening hours and opens a new exhibition in June 2021
The Norton Museum of Art kicks off the summer with a flurry of programming and a return to a six-day program as the beings of society emerge from isolation.
Starting June 1, the museum will be open six days a week with free entry Saturday through Labor Day for all Palm Beach County residents with valid ID, officials said Thursday. Museum. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. It will be closed on Wednesday.
Currently, the museum is only open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
On June 4, the Norton launches “Celebrating Black Florida”, a month-long tribute to African American life and culture in the Sunshine State that will feature a Rock the House Blues Band concert on Art After Dark Jazz Friday, and a June 19 Celebration that features museum tours, African dance and drumming workshops, and a community art project.
New exhibition to open
And on June 11, the museum opens a new exhibition titled “For the Record: Celebrating Art by Women”, which will draw primarily on the museum’s collection and address contemporary issues of inclusion and representation in the world of art. The exhibition will run until October 3.
“As the world opens up and a new standard takes hold, we are excited to introduce new programs across our campus that celebrate the diversity of our communities here in South Florida,” excite visitors of all ages and inspire a sense of optimism for the months to come, ”Norton CEO Ghislain d’Humières said in a prepared statement.
“For the Record” builds on Norton’s two-year initiative, RAW (Recognition of Art by Women). Two of the works in the new exhibition, by Klara Kristalova and Svenja Deininger, were purchased for the Norton Collection after they appeared in previous RAW exhibitions.
Artists featured in “For the Record” range from early 20th century designers such as French Suzanne Valadon and German Käthe Kollwitz to mid-20th century American abstract artist Agnes Martin and contemporary artists such as the Japanese Mariko Mori and Mary Sibande of South Africa.
“Together, the exhibition and its supporting programs highlight the diverse contributions of female artists while providing opportunities to showcase the strength of our collections,” said Norton Associate Curator J. Rachel Gustafson, in a prepared statement. Gustafson organized “For the Record”, which also features works by Teresita Fernández, Emma Amos, Viola Frey, Allison Saar and Ellen Gallagher, among others.
In addition to programs such as yoga classes and artist workshops, summer programs include free concerts of the community bluegrass, folk, soul, R&B and Latin music scene on Norton Lawn (June 27, July 18 and August 29), as well as a film series titled “Lawn Movies” focused on films featuring strong female characters (June 12, July 10, July 24, July 31, August 7, August 21 ).
As per CDC guidelines, the Norton will continue to maintain a limited capacity and will require visitors to wear masks, get their temperature taken, and reserve timed tickets in advance. For more information visit norton.org.