Artistic encounters await.
For those who want to seek a rich and invigorating look at history, arts and cultural venues may look no further than Palm Beach Gardens. From museums, art galleries, historic neighborhoods and hotels along with public sculptures, this area is a haven for the true renaissance person. Below is a small sample of nearby venues.
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
Visit the historic home, artist studio and sculpture gardens of Ann Norton. Her magnificent collection of works can be viewed, including bronze, stone and wood sculptures.
Armory Art Center
The only center of its kind in the Palm Beaches, the Armory Art Center is a visual arts and education complex that offers classes, exhibitions, lectures and other special programs to the community. The Center also provides more than 100 different courses in ceramics, painting, jewelry, drawing, photography, sculpture among many others to adults and children. Allowing visitors and participants to see, visualize and create art, the Armory Art Center is a thriving part of the local art community with 10 studios, several galleries and over 3,000 students.
Visit Arthouse 429 for a look at a variety of contemporary art, a sculpture garden and an open-air reception and special events area on its second floor. This new art venue in West Palm Beach features paintings, prints and sculpture by established and emerging artists and has enjoyed a successful following within the community as well as attention form the art media industry.
Browse through stunning contemporary art, glass sculpture and fine art sculpture at this gallery located in West Palm Beach. Focusing on pieces from national and international artists, Habitat Galleries showcases ceramic pieces, glass, painting, bronze pieces and more.
Open to the public, this impressive museum was once home to the world-renowned Henry Morrison Flagler. Known as Whitehall which was built by Flagler is a 75-room, 100,000 square foot mansion that served as a winter home for the railroad magnate and his wife. Guided and self-guided tours are available with a special look at Flagler’s private railcar #91 that resides at the museum along with temporary and permanent exhibits that depict the Flagler’s life and Florida history.
Norton Museum of Art
With more than 7,000 works of art on display, the Norton Museum of Art was founded nearly 75 years ago. Some of the world’s most recognizable artists and their masterpieces are in the museum, including the likes of Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Motherwell, Brancusi, Demuth and more. Located in West Palm Beach, exhibitions at the Norton Museum of Art include American, Chinese, European, contemporary art, sculptures and photography. The Norton hosts special events, programs and activities throughout the year and is a wonderful escape to a world gone by with exhibits of art that are priceless and memorable.
The Society of the Four Arts
Offering hundreds of cultural programs for children and adults, the Society of the Four Arts: art, music, drama and literature features a library, children’s library, exhibition gallery, a 700-seat auditorium, botanical and sculpture gardens and a lifelong learning facility for classes on opera, theater, painting and so much more. Year-long events and programs include films, concerts, workshops, lectures and exhibitions.
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
A restored Naval housing quarters, this historic landmark dates back to 1860. The Jupiter Lighthouse offers climbing tours, lectures and special events for visitors of all ages. There are also outdoor exhibits including the Lighthouse Keeper’s workshop.
South Florida Science Center and Museum
Mounts Botanical Garden
Featuring a digital planetarium, freshwater and saltwater aquariums and natural history exhibits, the Science Center provides science and technology with guests of all ages. Special programs and events are held throughout the year.
For those with a passion for plants, this is paradise. Showcasing tropical and subtropical plants from around the world, visitors can see exotic trees, tropical fruit, herbs and citrus and rub elbows with master gardeners, horticulturists and other gardening enthusiasts. Learn the art and science of gardening and observe plants and foliage for home, commercial and public use.