The best thing about the jewelry at The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach?
It ain't no display honey; you can buy these baubles, bangles and bright shiny things.
Once again the oh-so-chic Museum will present "BIJOUX!," which is a five-day fundraiser featuring the work of more than 40 international artisans and their contemporary art jewelry pieces (benefitting the Norton's exhibition and education programs).
The event is open to the public during regular Museum hours - with regular admission prices - from Feb. 28 through March 3.
As in years past the event chairwoman Donna Schneier visited Europe researching and reviewing the work of the continent’s leading art jewelers. The result, she says in a press release, “is an assembly of prominent artists from around the world, who are bringing their work to the Norton. It’s a rare opportunity to meet leading art jewelers from around the world and buy the work directly from the artists.”
There is a preview cocktail party Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $250 per couple and $175 per person. To order, call Rebecca Levine at 561-832-5196, ext. 1121.
Also going on related to the fundraiser:
- A demonstration by glass jewelry artist Nirit Dekel at 1 p.m. daily, Feb. 28 - March 3.
- A lecture by artist Bruce Metcalf at 2 p.m. on Feb. 28.
- A tour of "BIJOUX!" led by Davira Taragin, consultative curator of Decorative Arts at the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, 3 p.m. daily, Feb. 28- March 3.
The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL., and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and major Holidays).
General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students with a valid ID, and free for Members and children ages 12 and under. Special group rates are available. West Palm Beach residents receive free admission every Saturday with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission the first Saturday of each month with proof of residency. For additional information, please call (561) 832-5196, or visit Norton.org.