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Norton Museum of Art

1451 S Olive Ave | West Palm Beach, FL 33401 | Official website
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  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.0 (4.1)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 4.5 (4.5)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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When businessman Ralph H. Norton retired from the steel industry, he created the Norton Museum of Art to house his impressive art collection. Since its opening in 1941, the museum has been renovated and expanded so that it now includes more than 5,000 pieces. The museum's art is mostly separated by geography (there's also photography and contemporary works); there is a great American exhibit of 19th- and 20th-century paintings as well as a well-known collection of Chinese art, which includes bronze and jade sculptures. You'll also see works by Picasso, Monet, and Pollock.

There's also a great (but pricey) on-campus café. Despite the cost, most insist the food is well worth it; as Fodor's says, the café is "one of the city's best-kept secrets."

The Norton is open daily, but it has limited hours on Sunday. The reasonable price of admission is discounted for those under 21.

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