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Norton Announces Programs and Activities in Conjunction with the Coming Soon Movie Poster Show

August 16 - September 27

There’s more than meets the eye with Norton’s hit summer exhibition, Coming Soon: Film Posters from the Dwight M. Cleveland Collection. There’s plenty to listen to and participate in with a calendar of exhibition-related programs.



The Coming Soon exhibition program schedule includes The film series, What a Glorious Feeling: Summer Sing-Alongs.                

All screenings are at 8 p.m. in the Pamela and Robert B. Goergen Garden.   The films are free and so is the popcorn! The schedule is as follows:

  • 9 / Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938)
  • 23 / Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  • 6 / Jailhouse Rock (1957)

 Film Posters of Hollywood’s Golden Age  Aug. 16 / 6 p.m.

Scott Eyman, New York Times best-selling author and biographer, former book editor and art critic of The Palm Beach Post, and frequent book reviewer for The Wall Street Journal discusses the symbiotic relationship between film posters and the industry they advertised.


Hot off the Press   Aug. 30 / 6 p.m.

Glenn Tomlinson, the Norton’s William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education, discusses the art, technology, and commerce of print media, from the earliest printed books to posters in Coming Soon: Film Posters from the Dwight M. Cleveland Collection.


Defining Marilyn   Sept. 6 / 6 p.m.

Assistant Curator J. Rachel Gustafson explores the problematic ways Hollywood’s female leads, from Marilyn Monroe to Jane Fonda, were portrayed and examines the cultural effect of film posters.


How Posters Work   Sept. 20 / 6 p.m.

Ellen Lupton, Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, examines how designers use images, typography, color, and layout to convey the narrative magic of movies. Lupton is the author of How Posters Work and Design Is Storytelling.

This program was made possible in part by the generosity of Florence Kahane Goodman, with additional support provided by the Gayle and Paul Gross Education Endowment Fund.


Drew Tucker Concert  Sept. 27 / 7p.m.

Musician, educator, and activist Drew Tucker performs an original score to accompany Charlie Chaplin’s Caught in the Cabaret, a silent film with a poster featured in the Coming Soon exhibition


About the Norton Museum of Art

Founded in 1941, the Norton Museum of Art is recognized for its distinguished holdings in American, European, and Chinese art, and a continually expanding presence for Photography and Contemporary art. Its masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century European painting and sculpture include works by Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, and Picasso, and American works by Stuart Davis, Hopper, O’Keeffe, Pollock, and Sheeler.


The Norton presents special exhibitions, lectures, tours, and programs for adults and children throughout the year. In 2011, the Norton launched RAW (Recognition of Art by Women), featuring the work of a living female painter or sculptor and funded by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund/MLDauray Arts Initiative. In 2012, the Norton established the biennial, international Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers in partnership with Beth Rudin DeWoody, named in honor of her late father, Lewis Rudin.


In 2019, the Norton opened a visionary expansion designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners, under the direction of Pritzker Prize- winning architect Lord Norman Foster. The project reoriented the Norton’s entrance to the main thoroughfare of South Dixie Highway, restoring the symmetry of the museum’s original 1941 design, and includes a new 59,000-square-foot West Wing that increased gallery space for the Norton’s renowned collection. The transformation of the Museum’s 6.3-acre campus created a museum in a garden, featuring new, verdant spaces and a sculpture garden.


Museum hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Museum is closed on Wednesdays and major holidays.


Admission prices are: Free for Members, teachers, and educators with a valid school ID, and active military (and immediate family) with valid ID. Students: $5 with valid school ID. General: $18; Seniors (60+): $15; Children: Free for ages 12 and under.

Museum admission is free to the public on Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Free Fridays are made possible by the generosity of The Lunder Foundation – Peter and Paula Lunder Family.
  • Free Saturdays are made possible by the generosity of the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation and Damon and Katherine Mezzacappa.


Free parking is available across the street at 1501 S. Dixie Highway. For additional information, please call (561) 832-5196, or visit www.norton.org.




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