Let the Norton Be Your Educational Playground

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With School Out, Let the Norton Be Your Educational Playground during Spring Break

Art activities, art-related stories, music, and more are all in store March 21, 22, 23, and 24. The Science Museum presents its STEAM program, too!

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (March 15, 2017) – With the kids home for Spring Break, the Norton Museum of Art is happy to perform a public service and help get them out of the house, doing something inspiring, entertaining, and constructive.  From 12:30 to 5 p.m. from March 21 through March 24, the Museum is presenting a variety of activities for families with kids of all ages. Activities include DIY art-making activities, music performances, art-related storytelling for younger children, and more. And it’s all free!

Each day includes a Mini Book + Art program at 12:30 p.m. This story time highlights a selected book along with an artwork in the Norton’s collection, or special exhibition.  DIY art activities run daily. Drop in any time from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. In the galleries at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m., enjoy an “Explorer Hour” and chat with an educator about a work of art.

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, March 21

Explore different ways of observing
12:30 p.m. / Mini Book + Art: Gather around to listen to a story then look at a work of art.
Ages 3 to 6 years old.

12:30 – 3:30 p.m. / DIY: Create tools of enhanced perception: design a whimsical magnifying glass or spectacles the will allow you to see the details in the world around you.  All ages welcome!

1 and 3 p.m. / Spotlight Talk: Take part in lively discussions while looking closely at a work of art. All ages welcome!

2 – 4 p.m. / Music: Dreyfoos School of the Arts students perform classical piano and opera

Wednesday, March 22

Exploring Art through Music
12:30 p.m. / Mini Book + Art: Gather around to listen to a story then look at a work of art.
Ages 3 to 6 years old.

12:30 – 3:30 p.m. /DIY: Create an exploration journal/ sketchbook. All ages welcome!

1 and 3 p.m. / Spotlight Talk: Take part in lively discussions while looking closely at a work of art. All ages welcome!

2 – 4 p.m. / Music:  Salvation Army Youth Band

Thursday, March 23

Map Your Journey
12:30 PM / Mini Book + Art: Gather around to listen to a story then look at a work of art.
Ages 3 – 6 years old

12:30 – 3:30 p.m. / DIY: Museum Map: Using your imagination and awareness create a colorful artistic vision of your museum experience.  All ages welcome!

1 and 3 PM / Spotlight Talk: Take part in lively discussions while looking closely at a work of art. All ages welcome!

2 – 4 PM / Music: Jumbo Shrimp
This psychedelic pop band from West Palm Beach is influenced by everyone from the Beatles and the Beach Boys to Pink Floyd and the Foo Fighters.

Friday, March 24

Uncover the Science in Art
12:30 PM / Mini Book + Art: Gather around to listen to a story then look at a work of art.
For ages 3 – 6 year olds and their caregivers

12:30 – 3:30 p.m. / DIY: STEAM 2.0  (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) led by South Florida Science Museum. All ages welcome!

1 and 3 p.m. / Spotlight Talk: Take part in lively discussions while looking closely at a work of art. All ages welcome!

2 – 4 PM / Music: DJ Elias

Please check www.Norton.org for complete listings or any schedule changes.

This program is made possible through the generosity of Publix Super Markets

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 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. 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 42,000-square-foot West Wing that doubles education space, and increases gallery space for the Norton’s renowned collection. The transformation of the Museum’s 6.3-acre campus will create a museum in a garden, featuring new, verdant spaces and a sculpture garden.

The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL., and during construction through December 2018 is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. and Thursday, noon to 9 p.m., and is free to the public. Free parking and shuttle service is available at 1501 S. Dixie Highway. The Museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays. For additional information, please call (561) 832-5196, or visit www.norton.org.

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