The Norton Museum of Art is a major cultural attraction in Florida and is internationally known for its distinguished Permanent Collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art, and Photography. From its founding in 1941, the Norton has been noted for its masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century painting and sculpture by European artists such as Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, Miró, Monet, and Picasso, and by Americans such as Davis, Hassam, Hopper, Manship, O'Keeffe, Pollock, and Sheeler.
Throughout the year, the Norton presents engaging special exhibitions, talks, concerts, and programs for all ages. The Museum Store offers an eclectic array of gifts, and the Norton's cafe, Fratelli-Lyon, offers a delicious lunch menu.
Aside from the Norton's impressive Permanent Collection, Museum Day Live! visitors will have the opportunity to view the special exhibition, "Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture." The exhibition features 10 landmark skyscrapers from around the world, each masterfully constructed with LEGO® toy building bricks by Dan Parker, LEGO® Certified Professional. Ranging from 4-9 feet in height, the architectural sculptures include One World Trade Center in New York, the Seattle Space Needle, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and Taipei 101 in Taipei. The exhibition is augmented by a variety of interactive programs and activities -- including a LEGO® construction area for all ages -- as well as the accompanying exhibition "Architecture in Detail: Works from the Museum Collection," featuring paintings, photographs, and works on paper influenced by architecture.
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