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Time for Art After Dark

The Norton Museum of Art most popular weekly program , where Culture and Entertainment Meet, offers eclectic programming, including exceptional music of all genres, captivating conversations with curators, docent-led tours, art activities, film, dance, wine tastings, chef demos, and more.

When: July 23
Time: 5 – 9 PM
Admission: Members FREE | Adults $12 | Students $5 | Children 12 & under FREE
All activities and performances are included with admission. Free admission for Florida residents.


Activity Schedule

5:15, 6:15, & 7:15 PM / Film
Movie Murder Mystery: The Silk Express (61 mins)

5:30 – 6:30 PM / Spotlight Talks: Going Places
Join a docent for a lively 10-minute Spotlight Talk on one specific work of art. New talks, featuring different works, begin every 15-minutes. / Galleries

5:30, 6:30, 7:30 PM / Levitron Party with Engineering for Kids
Kids discover how Magnetic Levitation trains work by making their own that they get to race and keep at the end of the party.

5:30-6:30, 7:30-8:45 PM / Music
Greg Hansen performs original and classic songs

6:30 PM / Exhibition Lecture
Flagler Museum Executive Director, John Blades discusses Henry Morrison Flagler and the history of the Florida East Coast Railway. Limited Seating.


The Summer of ’68: Photographing the Black Panthers

July 30, 2015 – November 29, 2015

Photographing the Black PanthersThe Norton Museum of Art announces its new exhibition, The Summer of ’68: Photographing the Black Panthers, featuring a collection of 22 photographs by husband-and-wife team Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch. Recent additions to the Museum Collection, these photographs chronicling the lives and work of the controversial, California-based group’s members have never been exhibited at the Norton. The show opens July 30 and will be on view through Nov. 29, 2015.

The photographs span a variety of subject matter that document the activity of the Black Panther Party during the tumultuous summer of 1968. The exhibit highlights the organization’s work as a catalyst for social change in the community of Oakland, CA. During this time, the Black Panther Party was seen by most of the United States as a violent, militant organization. Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch, in their own distinctive styles, took it upon themselves to portray the party in a different light.

The Summer of ’68 was organized by the Norton’s 2015 Summer Interns with the help of the Museum’s Education and Curatorial Departments. This summer’s interns are: Claire Hurley, who will be a junior at the University of Virginia; Lily Harants, a rising senior at Hofstra University; Lauren Plawecki, entering her senior year at the University of Michigan; and Emilia Garber, a recent graduate of Ohio University.