One of the cornerstones of Ralph Norton’s collection is ‘August in the City’ (1945). Norton purchased ‘August in the City’ from the Rehn Gallery in 1947 and bequeathed it to the museum.
Melbourne is located on the Space Coast of Florida just south of Cape Canaveral. Although it bears scant relation, it is named after Melbourne, Australia. Similarly, Melbourne’s Brevard Museum of Art and Science bears little resemblance to the museums we have visited.
A string of quaint towns, untouched by time and development, dot the Gulf Coast of Florida. We stop for a quick salad and coffee at a chain café in a glitzy mall in Destin before heading out on Scenic Route 30A. The road takes us on a slow, two-lane ride. We hit resorts called Water Color and seaside towns called Seaside.