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The Norton Museum of Art had a $100 million makeover. Here's a look at the museum by numbers

Johnny Diaz
Contact ReporterSouth Florida Sun Sentinel

The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach returns Feb. 9 with a $100 million new look.

The museum, which was built in 1941, will have a new wing and sculpture garden designed by Foster and Partners. The firm was founded by British architect Lord Norman Foster, who restored Germany’s Reichstag Building and designed the Apple Park campus in California.

Here’s a look at Norton’s new makeover by the numbers:

6.3

Acres of the museum campus, located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. The campus includes a 0.8-acre garden.

133,000

Total square footage after the museum expansion. The renovation includes 50,000 square feet of gallery space, or a 35 percent increase in space. Before the new construction, the museum had 120,300 square feet.

210

Seats inside the new Stiller Family Foundation Auditorium, which will have 3,700 square feet to present films, concerts and lectures. The auditorium is part of the 42,000-square-foot West Wing, which is multi-level.

43

Height (in feet) of a sharp-edged metal canopy at the main entrance that will be relocated west of the property along South Dixie Highway. There is a curved-shaped cut out that compliments an 80-year-old, 65-foot tall banyan tree on the grounds.

300

Square-footage of a large window in the new great hall, offering views of the banyan tree’s branches.

20,000

Square-footage of the Norton’s old parking lot, which was ripped up and replaced with the Pamela and Robert B. Goergen Sculpture Garden. The garden frames a 9,000-square-foot event lawn for outdoor events.

6

Historic, 1920s-era houses adjacent to the Norton Museum. Three homes will become artist residences and studios, while two other houses will be joined to form the Director’s Residence, named Karp House. The museum’s Deputy Director lives in the sixth house.

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