The Norton Museum’s weekly Art After Dark series dons a beret and speaks with a French accent for its annual Bastille Day Celebration set for Thursday, July 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. All the evening’s activities — music, film, language lessons, food, drink and art — are presented with a French twist, and admission is free.
The celebration features the gypsy jazz and French pop sounds of the French Horn Collective a popular, Miami-based band led by Vincent Raffard, a South Florida transplant from Paris. Cheryl Brutvan, curator of contemporary art, will lead a curator’s conversation about the new installation “A Fresh Look at European Art.” What’s a French celebration without a French lesson? Learn to parlez a little français with help from the Multilingual Language & Cultural Society of West Palm Beach. Potions in Motion will provide a menu of French food and drink.
The museum is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach. For more info., call (561) 832-5196, or visit www.norton.org.