The long lazy days of summer are a good time to hit up an art museum. Show visiting relatives the cultural highlights of our area, expose the kids to fun education, or just enjoy a cool stroll through the galleries on your own. Palm Beach County offers you plenty of opportunities for art in air-conditioned comfort. Check these out:
The big daddy of art locally is the Norton Art Museum in downtown West Palm Beach. Currently undergoing renovations, the museum is not charging admission. This summer you can learn about artists’ handwritten letters on loan from the Smithsonian in addition to the parts of the permanent collection that are available for viewing.
Further south, the Boca Raton Museum of Art offers everything from glassworks to line drawings to photography in various current and upcoming exhibitions.
The beautiful Flagler Museum in Palm Beach is a wonderful example of early 20th century living for the ultrarich. Always on display are furniture and art of the Flagler family. Plus this summer also includes a special exhibition of art featuring the flying heroes of World War I.
The Morikami Museum and Gardens in Delray Beach is not to be missed. The gardens provide frequent shade for an enjoyable summer stroll. The most recent exhibit just closed, so check for what is next in the gallery.
The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach offers art, music, drama and literature. You can explore the botanical gardens and the sculpture garden as well as exhibits and classes indoors.
Keep in mind that most museums are closed on Mondays. Check museum calendars for when exhibits are opening and closing.