NORTON MUSEUM OF ART, WEST PALM BEACH
Last year, the Norton Museum of Art celebrated its 75th anniversary, and while reflecting on its past, it also looked to its future by beginning an expansive remodel, which is set to be complete in 2018. Designed by London-based firm Fosters + Partners, the redesign will feature a new entrance, 12,000 square feet of additional gallery space, a 210-seat auditorium and a sculpture and shade garden. Architect Lord Norman Foster is spearheading the project by reimagining the Norton as a “museum in a garden,” which will be centered on blurring the lines between architecture and nature. “Our aim has been to restore a sense of clarity to the existing building by reasserting the logic of the original plan, creating new event and visitor spaces that will transform the museum into the social heart of the community,” says Foster.