The Norton Museum of Art’s Art After Dark celebrates Dialogs & Duets March 23 with Spotlight Talks, The Curator’s Conversation, a DIY Art Project and a concert by Emiri Nourishirazi and Drew Tucker.
The Spotlight Talks, each lasting about 15 minutes, begin at 5:30 p.m. with a discussion of Monet and Pissarro and Picower Gallery. At 5:45 p.m., Sloan and Henri will be the topic in the Dekelboum Gallery. At 6 p.m., Hartigan and Avery will be in the spotlight in the Nessel Gallery, and at 6:15 p.m. the topic is “Who’s Hu?,” a closer look at the Shang and Qing dynasties in the McGraw Gallery.
This week’s DIY art project — “Strike a Pose with Diana and Actaeon!” — takes place in the Central Courtyard where guests are invited to put themselves into the narrative of the Paul Manship sculptures on the museum’s east façade and document it with Polaroid pictures to take home.
At 6:30 p.m., join the Curator’s Conversation in the David Gallery, where Dr. Ellen Roberts, curator of American Art, will discuss the sculptures Ralph Norton, the museum’s founder, chose to flank the building’s original entrance.
At 7:30 p.m., a concert by award-winning pianist Emiri Nourishirazi and master vibraphonist Drew Tucker takes place in the Fisher Gallery. The duo’s program offers European, American and Latin compositions, from the traditional classics to jazz improv.
Art After Dark takes place each Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, and admission is always free.
For more information, call 832-5196 or visit www.norton.org.
Student and faculty show
The Armory Art Center is showing off the work of its students and its faculty at the upcoming 2017 Faculty Show and the 2017 All Student Show, both opening March 17. An opening reception for the shows will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. March 18. The exhibits will be on display April 14.
Also currently on display is the exhibit “Down the Rabbit Hole,” which features the work of artists/members in the National Association of Women Artists, Florida chapter. This multimedia show includes work in sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics, and mixed media. The National Association of Women Artists was founded in 1889 to support and empower female artists. Work by three students who were recipients of art scholarships from the NAWA will also be on display. The exhibit runs through March 26.
The Armory Art Center is at 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach, just south of the Kravis Center and CityPlace. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the gallery is free. For more information, call 832-1776 or visit www.armoryart.org
The Sunset Lounge Music Series
This popular series continues from 6 to 9 p.m. March 18 with a lively performance by the Valerie Tyson Band. The series celebrates a revival of this popular music venue with historic roots, located at 609 Eighth St., in the Northwest District of West Palm Beach.
The Valerie Tyson Band performs a set list full of dance music, Top 40 hits, some smooth jazz and a little bit of soul mixed with R&B. Tickets are $10. For information, visit http://wpb.org/cra or call 822- 1550.
The Flagler offers ‘Harem’
Across the bridge in Palm Beach, the Flagler Museum offers the exhibition “Harem: Unveiling The Mystery Of Orientalist Art,” on display through April 16. See sensual, exotic images of Muslim harems, a favorite subject of Orientalist artists, in paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, rare books, and ephemera, including six harem scenes once owned by Henry Flagler.
The Flagler Museum is at 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Admission is $18 for adults, $10 for age 13-17 and $3 for age 6-12, and free for kids younger than 6.
For more information, call 655-2833 or visit flaglermuseum.us.
Two important lectures
Also on Palm Beach, the Society of the Four Arts hosts the Esther B. O’Keeffe Lecture Series on March 21 which features a talk by Mary Kissel, a journalist and member of The Wall Street Journal editorial board, who will answer the question, “Is Asia Lost to China?” and “Does the intense focus on the Middle East threaten to deflect attention from America’s vital interests in the Asia-Pacific region.”
Next week, on March 28, Clarissa Ward, a senior international correspondent based in CNN’s London bureau, will give the Walter S. Guberman Memorial Lecture. Her topic: “Syria and the Western Jihadi: Tales from the Front.”
Lectures take place at 3 p.m. in the Walter S. Gubelmann auditorium. Tickets are $35 and are sold at the door one hour before the event begins. The lectures are free for Four Arts members.
For information, call 655-7226 or visit www.fourarts.org.
Need a new boat?
From March 23 to 26, the Palm Beach International Boat Show will bring more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories to the West Palm Beach Waterfront, Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. This is one of the top five boat shows in the country and it has it all. New and used boats, small boats like inflatables all the way to mega-yachts measuring more than 150 feet, every accessory a boat needs and even seminars and kids fishing clinics.
Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 26. Tickets are $22 for adults, $12 for ages 6-15 ad free for kids younger than 6. Kids 15 and younger get in free Thursday and Friday, March 23-24, accompanied by an adult. Bring your voucher to the box office for the kid’s ticket. The promo code is KIDS17.
For more information, visit www.showmanagement.com ¦