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Art After Dark at The Norton

Posted by Lorea Thomson on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 at 8:31am.

The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach presents Art After Dark for summertime. Art After Dark at The Norton + AFROTAINO present: ÌFÉ this Friday evening, June 24, 2022, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Art After Dark is a wonderful time in a sophisticated atmosphere. Find out more information, and view current exhibitions and other upcoming events here.

A screening of the film Aggie, as part of our Films about Collecting Art series, docent led tours, and an Open Studio on Art + Justice inspired by the film. Additionally, the Norton + AFROTAINO present: ÌFÉ, a futuristic live electronic music project blending elements of Afro-Cuban folklore and Yoruban religious music with the bass-driven sounds of modern-day Jamaican Dancehall, Trap, and Afro-Beat.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Tour

Explore great works in the Museum’s collection led by one of the Museum’s fine docents. 

Space is limited, and tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis 1 hour before the program begins.

5:30-6:30pm

Open Studio

Join Norton’s Teaching Artists Aurora Rincon for a drop-in style art-making activity. 

For all ages and experience levels. All materials are included

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Film on Collectors and Collecting Art / Aggie

Aggie, 2020 (1 hr31 min)

Aggie is a feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life. Emmy-nominated director Catherine Gund focuses on her mother’s journey to give viewers an understanding of the power of art to transform consciousness and inspire social change. Aggie is internationally recognized for her robust and prescient support of artists–particularly women and people of color–and her unwavering commitment to social justice issues. After falling in love with art as a high-school student, Aggie discovers a new way of looking at the world. The film opens with Aggie selling Roy Lichtenstein’s “Masterpiece” For $165 million to start the Art for Justice Fund. The proceeds from one of the highest-grossing artworks ever sold fuel an earnest effort to reform the American criminal justice system and end mass incarceration. The film captures Aggie as a true maverick who demonstrates the unique role and potential of collectors and benefactors to use art to fight justice. This is untapped terrain, and we see Aggie leading the way.

7:00 p.m. - 8:30pm

Tour

Explore great works in the Museum’s collection led by one of the Museum’s fine docents.

 

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