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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Norton Museum of Art

Preserving for the future the beautiful things of the past

two stars

75.96

1451 South Olive Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401
tel: (561) 832-5196   Web Site
EIN: 59-0624432

Board Leadership
Bruce Gendelman
Chairman

CEO
Elliot Bostwick Davis
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.96 two stars
  Financial 67.84 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1941, The Norton Museum of Art is a major cultural attraction in Florida. The Museum is internationally known for its distinguished permanent collection featuring over 5,000 works concentrated in 19th and 20th century European and American art, Chinese art, Contemporary art and Photography. From its founding, the Norton has been famous for its masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century painting and sculpture by European artists such as Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso and by Americans such as Davis, Hassam, Hopper, Manship, O'Keeffe, Pollock and Sheeler. Expanding collections of Contemporary art and Photography are changing the face of the Norton's exhibition schedule.

Founded in 1941, The Norton Museum of Art is a major cultural attraction in Florida. The Museum is internationally known for its distinguished permanent collection featuring over 5,000 works concentrated in 19th and 20th century European and American art, Chinese art, Contemporary art and Photography. From its founding, the Norton has been famous for its masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century painting and sculpture by European artists such as Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso and by Americans such as Davis, Hassam, Hopper, Manship, O'Keeffe, Pollock and Sheeler. Expanding collections of Contemporary art and Photography are changing the face of the Norton's exhibition schedule.

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Financial

one star

67.84

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
59.4%
  Administrative Expenses 30.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.20
  Program Expenses Growth -6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Norton Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Norton Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Norton Museum of Art (FL) 75.96 two stars
Centre Pompidou Foundation (CA) 88.21 three stars
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX) 87.63 three stars
The Hyde Collection (NY) 86.00 three stars
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MN) 90.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $48,194,084
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,565,914
   Fundraising Events $197,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $550,340
Total Contributions $50,507,338
   Program Service Revenue $208,282
Total Primary Revenue $50,715,620
   Other Revenue $3,102,219
TOTAL REVENUE $53,817,839
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,236,469
   Administrative Expenses $4,131,774
   Fundraising Expenses $1,597,135
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,965,378
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $41,852,461
   
Net Assets $162,959,370

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Exhibitions $2,852,975 45.7%
Education $1,988,518 31.9%
Acquisitions and Conservation $1,394,976 22.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 10/01/2019 75.96 two stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 80.09 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 82.68 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 83.50 three stars
2015-09 12/01/2016 81.99 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 86.20 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 88.57 three stars
2013-09 04/01/2015 91.03 four stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 85.21 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 82.22 three stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 77.91 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 82.16 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 75.69 two stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 85.66 three stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 88.49 three stars
2006-09 09/01/2007 87.69 three stars
2005-09 10/01/2006 82.41 three stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 61.83 one star
2003-09 11/01/2004 87.80 three stars
2002-09 12/01/2003 79.63 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 59-0624432
Name in IRS Master File NORTON MUSEUM OF ART INC
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1961
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$314,471 2.62% Hope Alswang Executive Director, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Norton Museum of Art (FL) 75.96 two stars
Akron Art Museum (OH) 86.43 three stars
Joslyn Art Museum (NE) 91.77 four stars
Saginaw Art Museum (MI) 87.33 three stars
The Detroit Institute of Arts (MI) 88.58 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Norton Museum of Art
1451 South Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
tel: (561) 832-5196
EIN: 59-0624432

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Board Leadership

Bruce Gendelman
Chairman

CEO

Elliot Bostwick Davis
Executive Director

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