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Nuestra Cultura Community Day
October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Norton Museum of Art is delighted to announce its Nuestra Cultura Community Day, Saturday, October 1, from Noon to 5 pm, celebrating the traditions and diverse cultures from and across South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The free event features Latin music, dance, artists, and local South Florida organizations. The highlights include sunny bilingual vinyasa yoga, a performance of traditional Aztec Dance, an outdoor marketplace with Hispanic vendors, spoken word poetry, a mini piñata-making activity, and Spanish-language tours.
“This event is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with local artists and organizations to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the cultural diversity in the South Florida community,” said Glenn Tomlinson, William Randolph Hearst Chief Officer of Learning and Community Engagement. “We look forward to welcoming visitors of all ages to explore our offerings and enjoy this community day.”
The kickoff for Nuestra Cultura begins Friday, September 30, at Art After Dark. The evening will feature a concert by Cuban music group Cortadito, an open studio inspired by Venezuelan artist Arturo Herrera, and Collection Highlights tours in English and Spanish. Art After Dark admission is $10, Adults and Seniors, $5 for Students, and Free for Members.
The rain date is Saturday, October 8. For the complete schedule, visit Norton.org.
About the Norton Museum of Art
The Norton Museum of Art is home to the leading and most far-ranging collection of art in Florida and the region, with distinguished holdings in American, European, Contemporary, and Chinese art and Photography. In 2019, the Norton unveiled an expansion by Foster + Partners, featuring the new 59,000-square-foot Kenneth C. Griffin Building, which greatly enhanced the Museum’s facilities and was accompanied by the complete reinstallation of the museum’s renowned collections in state-of-the-art galleries.
The Norton is also recognized for advancing the practice and appreciation of emerging and under-recognized artists. In 2011, the Norton launched RAW (Recognition of Art by Women). Since its inception, the series has presented the work of Jenny Saville, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Phyllida Barlow, Klara Kristalova, Nina Chanel Abney, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Svenja Deininger, and María Berrío. In January 2019, the Museum launched an artist-in-residence program, which hosts four artists annually who are in residence on-site in restored homes that border the Museum’s campus. Artists who have participated in the residency program include María Berrío and Jessica Ingram.
The expansion of the Norton also provided new and enhanced facilities for its educational programs, special exhibitions, lectures, tours, and other activities that serve the Museum’s diverse audiences. It transformed the Norton’s 6.3-acre campus into a “museum in a garden” which celebrates the beautiful year-round weather in West Palm Beach and features new, verdant public spaces and a 37,000-square-foot sculpture garden.
For more information on museum hours, please visit Norton.org.