WEST PALM BEACH

The Norton Museum of Art was founded in 1941 by Ralph Hubbard Norton (1875-1953) and his wife Elizabeth Calhoun Norton (1881-1947). He and his wife began collecting to decorate their home, but then he became interested in art for its own sake and formed a sizable collection of paintings and sculpture. The Museum’s permanent collection now consists of more than 7,600 works in five curatorial departments: European, American, Chinese, Contemporary and Photography. Since 1954, many distinguished additions have been made thanks to the endowment Mr. Norton created for the purchase of works of art. They include masterpieces such as Stuart Davis's New York Mural (acquired in 1964), and Jackson Pollock's Night Mist (acquired in 1971). (Via: Norton)

Closed: Wednesdays

Admission

General | $18

Seniors (60+) | $15

Students | $5

Teachers | Free

Members | Free

Children (12 & Under) | Free

Active Military (and immediate family) | Free

The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens comprise the former residence of sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905 -1982), the widow of Ralph Hubbard Norton. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and the two acre property, featuring a collection of 250 species of tropical palms, lies near downtown West Palm Beach on the Intracoastal Waterway. Displayed throughout the house, studio and gardens are more than 100 works by the artist, including nine monumental sculptures, eight in brick and one in granite. The Gardens were designed by Ann Norton and Sir Peter Smithers. The largest tract of garden containing the great brick sculptures, is designed in a natural, unmanicured style. The experience of coming across Norton’s mysterious monoliths as surprises in their lush green jungle-like setting is akin to discovering another world.

(Via: Norton Sculpture Garden)

 

Open:

October-June

Wed-Sun

Admission

Adults | $15

Seniors (65+) | $10
Children (5-18) | $7
Children (Under 5) | Free

Members | Free

Completed in 1902, Whitehall, Henry Flagler's Palm Beach estate, is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum. Highlights include tours, exhibits, and Flagler's railcar. Henry Flagler built the 75-room, 100,000-square-foot Gilded Age mansion, Whitehall, as a wedding present for his wife, Mary Lily Kenan Flagler. The couple used the home as a winter retreat from 1902 until Flagler's death in 1913, establishing the Palm Beach season for the wealthy of the Gilded Age. The mission of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum is to preserve, research, and interpret: Whitehall," its associated collections, and materials related to the life of Henry Flagler, as representing unique and important elements of Florida's history and America's Gilded Age." (Via: Flagler)

Closed: Mondays

Admission

Members | Free
Adult  | $18
Youth (13 - 17 years) | $10
Child (6 - 12 years) | $3
Child (under 6) | Free

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