Saturday, March 14, 2015

JEWEL BOXES: The Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, FL

   Persian Sea, Chihuly glass ceiling
A standout installation at the Norton Museum
Photos by Michael Schonbach, unless otherwise noted

During a recent visit to South Florida, I spent quite a few enjoyable hours at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. Their special exhibition "Coming Into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast" was the big draw for me, but I discovered that their regular collection and the venue itself are stellar as well! The Norton is located at the heart of the city's arts district, where we found numerous shops, galleries and cafés. 

Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, Florida

A luminous three-story atrium features a cantilevered spiral staircase. 
Photo courtesy of Norton Museum

              Entrance to fashion photography exhibit

John Rawlings, American Vogue, 1943 © Condé Nast 

American Vogue covers, 1960s -1970s © Condé Nast 

1960s supermodel Verushka   © Condé Nast 
            Love, Solve Sundsbo, 2011
         Photo courtesy of Norton Museum

And from the museum's permanent collection:

Frank Stella, Yazd II, 1968

Wayne Thiebaud, Neopolitan Pie, 1963

Above and below: West Palm Beach Arts District 

    Design Within Reach studio on Clematis St.

Lunch at Pistache Bistro
Unfortunately, it was a bit early for ...

Maybe next time. :-)

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