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When businessman Ralph H. Norton retired from the steel industry, he created the Norton Museum of Art to hold his impressive art collection. Since its opening in 1941, the museum has been renovated and expanded so that it now houses more than 7,000 pieces. The museum's art is mostly separated by geography, with exhibits dedicated to European, American and Chinese art. There are two additional exhibits for photography and contemporary art as well. Noteworthy pieces in the museum's collection include paintings by Picasso, Monet and Gauguin and sculptures by Theodore Roszak and William Zorach.
Art lovers will appreciate the variety of artists represented in the small yet impressive Norton Museum of Art. While the permanent collections consistently wow guests, many praise the museum's temporary exhibits, which focus on everything from photographs of the Black Panthers to iconic toys. And though some previous museumgoers disapproved of the property's small size, renovations are currently underway to expand the museum. The expansion project is expected to be completed in 2018.
Visitors traveling to the Norton Museum of Art, which is located less than a mile southeast of CityPlace and the Kravis Center, can get to the museum by car or bus. Free parking is offered across the street, and a No. 1 Palm Tran bus stop is located near the property. Inside, museumgoers have access to restrooms, a cafe, a coffee bar and a gift shop. Adult museum tickets cost $12, while students get in for $5 with a valid ID. Children 12 and younger can visit for free. The museum is closed on Mondays but is open the rest of the week, typically from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, the property closes at 9 p.m. on Thursdays and opens at 11 a.m. on Sundays.
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