Visual Arts

The Norton Museum will kick off its new exhibition season with a festival

This rendering shows the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which will open at Museum Park in Miami next summer.
This rendering shows the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which will open at Museum Park in Miami next summer.

This week on South Florida’s visual arts scene: The Norton Museum is preparing for its exhibition season, the Bass Museum is taking an education program across the street, the Frost Museum of Science is near the end of a 50-year run in its current location, and Miami International Airport is displaying a Cuban-American artist’s work.

▪ The Norton Museum of Art will close Sept. 7-25 to prepare for its 2015-16 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 reopens Sept. 26 with its 10th annual Mid-Autumn Festival (or Moon Festival) in honor of its 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’s website: The ticket is for two free adult admissions, valid only on Sept. 26. The Norton is at 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Call 561-832-5196 or visit

▪ 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 or call 305-673-7530. Miami Beach Regional Library is across the street from the Bass at 227 22nd St., Miami Beach.

▪ The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will close its doors Aug. 30 after more than 50 years at its Coconut Grove location, 3280 S. Miami Ave. A new $300 million state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to open at Museum Park in downtown Miami next summer. For more information, call 305-646-4200 or visit

▪ DEMI: In the Eyes of a Child is on display through October 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 For more about DEMI, visit