August 2014 | This Month at the Norton

August 2014 | This Month at the Norton

August 2014 | This Month at the Norton


Dragging from the dog days of August? It’s time to visit the Norton, an oasis of culture, creativity, and cool (in more ways than one)! The August Masterpiece of the Month celebrates Picasso with curator talks about his painting, Tete de femme (Head of a Woman). That’s just a slice of the month. You can enjoy an array of DIY art projects, exhibition tours, and live music, featuring, Crazy Fingers, and other popular area acts. And don’t miss the exhibition,PLAY!, organized by the Museum’s summer interns, that just opened. Let great art inspire you! Scroll down for details and additional programs.
      ExhibitionsON VIEW
Wheels and Heels: The Big Noise Around Little Toys
THROUGH OCTOBER 26, 2014Living Legends: The Montage Portraits of Robert Weingarten
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 7, 2014  faux real – Lobby Installation by Mickalene Thomas
 Summer Intern exhibition
ON VIEW THROUGH OCTOBER 26, 2014 ProgramsImage: Curatorial Associate Jerry Dobrick  leads a Curator’s Conversation.MEMBERS-ONLY PREVIEWS
Masterpiece of the Month / Members First Look!

AUGUST 7, 2014 / 11:30 AM
Norton curators are hosting Members-only gallery talks for each Masterpiece of the Month before it opens to the public! This month Jerry Dobrick, Curatorial Associate, discusses Tête de femme (Head of a Woman), 1952, by Pablo Picasso. Details can be found Don’t miss this insightful and enlightening talk exploring the significance and context of this masterpiece.Not a member? Join today!PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Masterpiece of the Month / Curator’s Conversation
AUGUST 7, 2014 / 6:30 AND 7:15 PM
Jerry Dobrick, Curatorial Associate, discusses Tête de femme (Head of a Woman), 1952, by Pablo Picasso.

Palm Beach County Residents’ Free Saturday

AUGUST 2, 2014 / 10 AM – 5 PM
Free admission for Palm Beach County residents all day.

A Closer Look / Robert Delaunay’s Nature Morte Portugaise, 1916
AUGUST 20, 2014 / 1 PM
Discussion led by Adelia Gregory, Assistant Curator of Education for Public Programs.

Family Programs


Family Studio / Project FunwayAUGUST 2, 2014 / 10:30 – 2:30 PM

View artworks and tour the special exhibition Wheels and Heels: The Big Noise Around Little Toys. Then learn about fashion illustration and design by sketching a costumed model and designing a fashion board with your drawing, fabrics and more… “Make it work!” Materials will include paper, pencils, scissors, glue, fabric, yarns, and other unique materials. Limit 25 children, ages 5-12 / $8 materials fee ($6 members).
To register, call (561) 832-5196, ext. 1113 or visit

DIY Art Project / Drawing Cars with ARIS
AUGUST 7, 2014 / 6-8 PM
Gifted cartoonist ARIS returns to lead this workshop and share tips on drawing fantastic cars with you!

DIY Art Project / Drawing Awesome Cars
AUGUST 14, 2014 / 6-8 PM

FREE Thursdays

Image: Flamenco guitarist Bob Folse performs Aug. 7 at Art After Dark.

Sponsored by The Addison Hines Charitable Trust.
Media support generously provided by The Palm Beach Post and Norton’s weekly Art After Dark – Where Culture and Entertainment Meet! – every Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. presents an array of music, dance, and film  as well as DIY art projects, tours, conversations with curators, lectures, wine tastings, and tantalizing dishes from the Museum café, Fratelli Lyon.

AUGUST 7 /  Experience the Masterpiece of the Month, Picasso’s Tête de Femme (Head of a Woman), 1952; wine tasting; Flamenco guitarist Bob Folse performs.


AUGUST 14 / Compete during Family Game Night; learn to draw awesome cars at a DIY workshop; take a tour about Kids Art.

AUGUST 21 / Enjoy a dance party, the Living Legends Curator’s Conversation, Sketchbook Thursday, and DIY portrait collages.


AUGUST 28 / Sway to sounds of Crazy Fingers performing music of The Grateful Dead; PBC Classics Car Club motors in with vintage cars.




In the News

Broward New Times – Legendary

Sun Sentinel – The Norton Museum’s latest show captures the joy of art

Palm Beach Post – Portraits without faces


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Public tours available daily, click here for this week’s schedule. You can also schedule a private tour for your group or school, click here for details. Fratelli Lyon at the Norton Museum of Art offers full-service gourmet dining in the West Courtyard of the Museum. The restaurant is open for lunch Tuesday through Sunday.
Drop in or book a reservation.
The Museum Store offers wonderful gifts for every taste and occasion as well as colorful exhibition-related books, catalogs, accessories, and other great items.