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Black History Family Day

  • Feb23
    Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Norton Museum of Art 1451 S Olive Ave
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States

The Norton’s second annual Black History Family Day celebrates the art and cultural histories of Black Floridians on February 23rd from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The free event also highlights the Museum’s collection of work by artists of African descent with specialized tours, family workshops, talks, and a teen art studio for all to explore. Through film, photography, and performance, Black History Family Day will illuminate the Black communities that call Florida home. Highlights include a performance by the Olujimi Dance Theatre, directed by Michelle Grant- Murray; and a tribute in music and poetry to Florida native James Weldon Johnson on the centennial of the iconic song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (also known as “The Negro National Anthem),” for which he wrote the lyrics.

Black History Family Day was made possible by the generosity of PNC Arts Alive, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, and The Michael Jordan Family.

About the Norton Museum of Art

Founded in 1941, the Norton Museum of Art is recognized for its distinguished holdings in American, European, and Chinese art, and a continually expanding presence for Photography and Contemporary art. Its masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century European painting and sculpture include works by Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, and Picasso, and American works by Stuart Davis, Hopper, O’Keeffe, Pollock, and Sheeler.

The Norton presents special exhibitions, lectures, tours, and programs for adults and children throughout the year. In 2011, the Norton launched RAW (Recognition of Art by Women), featuring the work of a living female painter or sculptor and funded by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund/MLDauray Arts Initiative. In 2012, the Norton established the biennial, international Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers in partnership with Beth Rudin DeWoody, named in honor of her late father, Lewis Rudin.

In early 2016, the Norton broke ground for a visionary expansion designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners, under the direction of Pritzker Prize- winning architect Lord Norman Foster. (Enabling construction had begun in November 2015.) The project reorients the Norton’s entrance to the main thoroughfare of South Dixie Highway, restoring the symmetry of the museum’s original 1941 design, and includes a new 59,000-square-foot west wing, the Kenneth C. Griffin Building, that doubles education space, and increases gallery space for the Norton’s renowned collection. The transformation of the Museum’s 6.3-acre campus creates a museum in a garden, featuring new, verdant spaces and a sculpture garden.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Closed on Wednesdays and major holidays.

Admission prices: Members: Free General: $18 Seniors: (60+): $15 Students: $5 with valid school ID Children: Free for ages 12 and under Teachers: Free with valid school ID Active Military (and immediate family) free with valid military ID

Museum admission is free to the public on Fridays and Saturdays!

Free Fridays are made possible by the generosity of The Lunder Foundation – Peter and Paula Lunder Family.

Free Saturdays are made possible by the generosity of the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation and Damon and Katherine Mezzacappa.

Free parking is available across the street at 1501 S. Dixie Highway. The Museum is currently closed to complete interior construction and reinstall art, and will reopen on Feb. 9, 2019. For additional information, please call (561) 832-5196, or visit

    Norton Museum of Art
    1451 S Olive Ave
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States