West Palm Beach: Norton Museum of Art

DESCRIPTION
“The Norton Museum of Art was founded in 1941 by Ralph Hubbard Norton (1875-1953) and his wife Elizabeth Calhoun Norton (1881-1947). Norton was an industrialist who headed the Acme Steel Company in Chicago. He and his wife began collecting to decorate their home, but then he became interested in art for its own sake and formed a sizable collection of paintings and sculpture. In 1935, Mr. Norton semi-retired, and the couple began to spend more time in the Palm Beaches. They contemplated what to do with their art collection and eventually decided to found their own museum in West Palm Beach, to give South Florida its first such institution. The Art Deco building opened to the public on February 8, 1941. Norton continued to add to his collection until his death in 1953, and the works that he and his wife gave the Museum form the core of the institution’s collection today.” Norton Museum of Art

ACCESS
Norton Museum of Art
1450 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

$5 Parking is available across the street from the Museum at 1501 South Dixie Highway

LECTURE NOTES
The following selection of artworks is made to relate to the curriculum of Art in Miami of the FIU Honors College

ART OF ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME


THE PROBLEM OF REPRESENTATIONAL ART IN CHRISTIANITY, JUDAISM, AND ISLAM
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth” Exodus 20:4

THE CORONATION OF THE VIRGIN WITH SAINTS BY JACOPO DA FIRENZE, C. 1400

Jacopo da Firenze. The Coronation of the Virgin with Saints, circa 1400. Norton Museum of Art.


REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING

Encyclopædia Britannica

Khan Academy

Norton Museum of Art

Oxford Art Online

EDITOR AND LAST UPDATE
John William Bailly 24 July 2022
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