The Norton Preps for New Shows
The Norton Museum of Art will close from Sept. 7 – 25 to prepare for its 2015 – 2016 exhibition season, which includes the U.S. debut of “This Place: Israel Through Photography’s Lens,” “Mary Ellen Mark: Streetwise Revisited,” and a collection of paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe and her contemporaries. The museum re-opens Saturday, Sept. 26 with its 10th Annual Mid-Autumn Festival (or Moon Festival) in honor of its special collection of Chinese art. That day is also Smithsonian magazine’s 11th Annual Museum Day Live, and free admission is available to all. Download a Museum Day Live ticket (after Labor Day) from the magazine website: smithsonianmag.com/museumday. The ticket is for two free adult admissions, valid only on Sept. 26. The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-832-5196 or norton.org.
Free Art Programs
The Bass Museum of Art’s popular IDEA@thebass education program will be presented free of charge at the Miami Beach Regional Library while the museum is renovated. Classes for babies, teens and adults will be dubbed bassX and will take place inside the library’s classrooms and auditorium. A series of artist projects will also be on view in a pop-up gallery. Space is limited and reservations are encouraged. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-673-7530. Miami Beach Regional Library is located across the street from the Bass at 227 22nd St., Miami Beach.
End of an Era
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will close its doors Sunday, Aug. 30 after more than 50 years at its current Coconut Grove location, 3280 S. Miami Ave. Its new $300 million state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to open in downtown Miami at Museum Park next summer. For more information, call 305-646-4200 or visit miamisci.org.
New at MIA
“DEMI: In the Eyes of a Child” is on display through Oct. in Miami International Airport’s Central Terminal Gallery. The Cuban-American artist’s work shows a complex and reflective story of her childhood memories; she often uses her paintings as a forum to raise awareness for children’s rights. The exhibition is just past the Concourse E security checkpoint. To learn about MIA Galleries, visit miami-airport.com. For more about DEMI, visit demiart.net.