West Palm Beach FL saw a small museum open its doors to the public in 1941. Founded originally by Ralph Norton to “preserve for the future the beautiful things of the past,” the Norton Museum of Art now paints outside those early lines. The Norton has a renowned permanent collection, remarkable permanent and special exhibitions, a dedication to curatorial excellence, and a creative approach to arts education. It has fulfilled its ambitious early vision. It is now one of the most active, serious, and engaging cultural institutions in Florida and throughout the South.
How does a gallery housing a collector’s personal holdings grow into a thriving museum of over 7,000 works of art?
Expressing a clear mission and vision, the Norton communicates a convincing case-for-support and engages members and donors through a series of major well-conceived, mission-aligned fundraising campaigns.