Norton art museum reopens for free amid construction

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PAUL GAUGUIN, French, Christ in the Garden of Olives, 1889.

The Norton Museum of Art, which closed for five weeks of preliminary construction, has re-opened with free admission.

The museum is kicking off its summer season with a new video art installation, collection highlights, the return of its popular weekly Art After Dark programs, including a series of one-act play readings by FAU’s Theatre Lab, architecture activities based on The New Norton construction project, and the launch of an art-themed book club.

On view this summer at the Norton will be a large-scale video installation by American artist Mark Fox that offers a new perspective on Monet’s iconic lily ponds in Giverny, France. Giverny: Journal of an
Unseen Garden (2010-2015) features underwater views that record the shifting light and seasonal changes in Monet’s garden ponds.

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Admission is free while construction of the museum’s major redesign and expansion takes place through 2018. The entrance during this period will be through the original 1941 entry, off Olive Avenue. A free shuttle is available to those who park in the museum’s South Dixie Highway lot.

 

The museum will be open to the general public noon to 5 p.m. every day except Thursday, when it’s open from noon to 9 p.m. It’s closed Mondays.

 

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The Norton’s future look.