out & about: the norton

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Sunday was supposed to be a glorious sun-shiny beach day, but it turned out to be a gloomy, gray, threatening-radar kind of day instead. We ventured out to the art museum to take in a little dose of culture. Praise hands for life’s happy substitutes.

The Norton Museum of Art normally has an extensive four floor collection with several rotating exhibits. It’s been under construction the last year to make what I can only assume will be an even bigger and better museum. The collection these days is fairly small, but still an excellent trip especially because it’s free for everyone during construction.

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I love taking in all the art that we have and haven’t seen before. It’s like I’m getting a chance to say hello to all our old favorites. Like this Georgia O’Keefe.

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And this guy, The Hoboken Waterfront.

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And then we get to take some time to sit and think about the modern comparisons of some of the new-to-us art, like this Yasumasa Morimura portrait. Transgender issues in America come to mind, anyone? Maybe not what he had in mind when he was painting it in 1988, but it certainly seems apt today.

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Of course when we left the Norton, it was all blue skies and sunshine. How could we regret coming to the lovely Museum instead of the beach though? Not to mention that the heavens opened up soon after.

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More adventures in and around Florida, right here and another of our trips to the Norton (2 years ago! what babies!) here.