Norton to offer free admission July 5, 2016 through December 2018

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May 20, 2016
Norton to offer free admission July 5, 2016 through December 2018 
original 1941 entrance will be used while the museum transformation is underway; shuttles to transport visitors from dixie highway parking lot   

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (May 2, 2016) – Admission to the Norton Museum of Art will be free to the public beginning in early July and will remain free through the duration of its transformative expansion project, scheduled for completion in late 2018. To prepare for major construction, the Museum will be closed from May 30 through July 4, 2016 and will reopen on July 5, 2016.    
Upon reopening, visitors will be directed to use the original 1941 entrance on the east side of the building. The current entrance and parking lot on the south side of the building will be closed for construction. A free shuttle service will be available for visitors who park in the free lot across from the Museum on the west side of Dixie Highway. The Museum will remain closed on Mondays. No food service will be offered during this time, though beverages and snacks will be available during Art After Dark on Thursday evenings.   
Highlights from all five departments of the Museum Collection–American, Chinese, Contemporary, and European art, and Photography–will be on view in the east galleries while construction proceeds on the west side of the building. Artworks remaining on view include masterpieces such as Jackson Pollock’s Night Mist, George Bellows’ Winter Afternoon, Edward Hopper’s August in the City, and Georgia O’Keeffe’s Pelvis with the Moon—New Mexico. The Museum also will continue presenting a variety of programs, including Art After Dark on Thursdays and Family Studio on Saturdays, and will create special exhibitions using its world-class collection. Programming for the summer and beyond will be announced shortly. The biennial Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers is set for October 2016, and the Sixth Annual Recognition of Art by Women (RAW) exhibition will open in January 2017.
Museum members will receive added benefits, including discounts at a number of businesses along the Dixie Highway corridor, and free admission to more than 250 museums throughout North America.
Key dates to keep in mind:
•    May 22, 2016: Last day to visit the European Galleries in the Nessel Wing.
•    May 29, 2016: Last day to dine at The Café at the Norton. 
•    May 30 – July 4, 2016: The Norton is closed to prepare for construction and reinstall the permanent collection.
James Hall
561.832.5196 ext. 1128