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The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, located at 1451 South Olive Avenue, is currently closed for renovations.  The renowned museum which has been moving toward its $100 million capital goal, made a big leap with a $16 million donation from philanthropist, seasonal Palm Beach resident and self-made hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin.

It comes as no surprise to the art world that Mr. Griffin enjoys collecting art.  However, when Griffin  spent $500 million in February 2016 to buy two paintings by Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock he not only made waves in the art market, it was a tsunami!  Because of the donation, the museum will honor Mr. Griffin's name on the new 59,000-square-foot wing, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect

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The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm presents Art After Dark for summertime. 

Now through July 12th the museum will be open late on Thursdays for fun events throughout the evening like gallery walk and talks, art workshops, live music, happy hour drinks and special lectures. 

You can see the Thursday night schedules on the Norton website. Here's next Thursday's schedule for an example of what Art After Dark is like:

5:30-6:30 p.m. / Gallery Talks: Highlights of the Museum’s Collection

5:30-6:30 p.m. / Live Music: Public Sounds Collective
An eclectic mix of funk, jazz, and soul through intriguing renditions of covers and energetic solos.

6-8 p.m. / Stop Motion Animation Workshop
Learn how to make stop motion animations! Fort

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Season is here and there are dozens of activities happening in South Florida. The biggest obstacle may be choosing what to do, where to go and what to see. 

The Flagler Museum, offers a Gilded Age style lunch each afternoon during season. Cafe Des Beaux-Arts is located on the Flagler Museum grounds in the Flagler Kenan Pavilion. It is reminiscent of a 19th century Beaux-Arts railway palace. Guests will enjoy culinary delicacies in the elegance of the Gilded Age - gourmet tea sandwiches, scones and sophisticated desserts - while enjoying the panoramic views of the Downtown West Palm Beach waterfront skyline.  The Cafe Des Beaux-Arts lunch is served through March 26, 2016 at Flagler Museum Whitehall, One Whitehall

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