Norton Simon Museum

Norton Simon Museum
411 West Colorado Boulevard
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The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a thirty-year period 20th-century industrialist Norton Simon (1907-1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Among the most celebrated works he collected are Branchini Madonna, 1427, by Giovanni di Paolo; Madonna and Child with Book, c. 1502-03, by Raphael; Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Rose, 1633, by Francisco de Zurbarán; Portrait of a Boy, c. 1655-60, by Rembrandt van Rijn; Mulberry Tree, 1889, by Vincent van Gogh; Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, 1878-81, by Edgar Degas; and Woman with a Book, 1932, by Pablo Picasso. Highlights from the Asian collection include the bronze sculptures Buddha Shakyamuni, c. 550, India: Bihar, Gupta period, and Shiva as King of Dance, c. 1000, India: Tamil Nadu; and the gilt bronze Indra, 13th century, Nepal.

In 1974, Norton Simon and a reorganized Board of Trustees assumed control of the Pasadena Art Museum, taking up management of its building and incorporating its important collection of 20th-century European and American art with the outstanding collections of the Norton Simon foundations. Highlights from the PAM collection include the Galka Scheyer Blue Four Collection, a body of works by artists Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, Alexei Jawlensky, Vasily Kandinsky and others assembled by art dealer, scholar and muse Galka Scheyer; post-war American art, particularly from Southern California-based artists including John Altoon, Larry Bell, Wallace Berman, Bruce Conner, Richard Diebenkorn, Llyn Foulkes, Sam Francis, George Herms, Robert Irwin, and Ed Ruscha; and a photography collection comprised of works by Ansel Adams, Lewis Baltz, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Imogen Cunningham, Frederick Sommer, Edward Weston, and Minor White, among others.


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Exhibition - By Day and By Night: Paris in the Belle Époque

The belle époque, a French expression meaning “beautiful era,” refers to the interwar years between 1871 and 1914, when Paris was at the forefront of urban development and cultural innovation. During this time Parisians witnessed…

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Exhibition - The Sweetness of Life: Three 18th-Century French Paintings from The Frick Collection at Norton Simon Museum

Jules and Edmond de Goncourt, the eminent 19th-century historians of French art and society, baptized the 1700s the “century of women.” Though 18th-century women did make strides in the sciences, literature and the arts, they were most…

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Exhibition - Air Land Sea: A Lithographic Suite by William Crutchfield at Norton Simon Museum

Artist William Crutchfield (1932–2015), born in Indianapolis, Indiana, received a traditional studio training at the city’s Herron School of Art and later at Tulane University in New Orleans. His conventional education in the arts may…

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Exhibition: Matisse/Odalisque

The odalisque, a harem slave or concubine, was a popular subject in European art throughout the colonial period. These erotic images of women in the geographically vague “Orient” evoked a life of luxury and indolence far removed from…

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Exhibition - Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Helen and Dido

Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Helen and Dido presents a selection of artworks that explore the fates of two heroines from classical mythology whose stories have inspired poets, artists and musicians over the centuries: Helen of Troy and Dido…

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Exhibition - In Search of New Markets: Craft Traditions in Nineteenth-Century India

Monumental stone sculpture, metal shrines, votive objects, painted textiles, manuscripts and so-called “miniatures” from South Asia offer visitors to the Museum’s lower-level galleries a rich overview of the region’s art…

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Exhibition - Line and Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly is considered one of the progenitors of modernism because of his concise use of color, form and line. His vision of abstraction was not one that easily aligned with other twentieth-century artists’ interpretations. Subject…

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Exhibition - Rembrandt: Prints 'Of A Particular Spirit'

Rembrandt van Rijn was the premier portrait painter of Amsterdam, and his masterful history paintings drew admiration from aristocratic patrons, but it was his prints that first brought him international acclaim. Imbuing line and tone with technical…

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Exhibition - Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor

Degas exhibited just one sculpture during his lifetime, the controversial Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen, which startled visitors to the 1881 Impressionist exhibition with its unidealized physiognomy and radical use of real materials such as silk…

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Exhibition - R.I.P.: On Art And Mourning

Reflecting on the comforting role that art, poetry, and music play in dealing with loss, the Norton Simon Museum presents a small but moving group of treasures from its vault that expounds on the theme of mourning. Different cultures respond in…

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Exhibition - Serial Flirtations: Rotari’s Muses

The Norton Simon Museum presents an exhibition that looks at the 18th-century painter Pietro Rotari (1707–1762), whose work somewhat unintentionally fell into the category of serial art during his late period, when he lived in Russia. Rotari began…

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Exhibition - Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer In California

The Norton Simon Museum presents Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California, an exhibition that delves into the life of Galka Scheyer, the enterprising dealer responsible for the art phenomenon the “Blue Four”—Lyonel Feininger, Alexei…

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Exhibition - Duchamp to Pop

Many of the twentieth century’s greatest artists were influenced by one pivotal figure: Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968). Duchamp to Pop uses the Norton Simon Museum’s collection and rich archives from two seminal exhibitions—New Painting of…

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Exhibition - Drawing, Dreaming and Desire: Works on Paper by Sam Francis

Drawing, Dreaming and Desire presents works on paper that explore the subject of erotica by the internationally acclaimed artist Sam Francis (1923–1994). Renowned for his abstract, atmospheric and vigorously colored paintings, these intimate…

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Exhibition - Dark Visions: Mid-Century Macabre

The twentieth century produced some of the most distinctive, breakthrough art movements: Surrealism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Minimalism. Many modern and contemporary artists, however, eluded classification, and created works of…

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Exhibition - States of Mind: Picasso Prints from the Norton Simon Collection

By the mid-1940s, Pablo Picasso had reached what he called “the moment… when the movement of my thought interests me more than the thought itself.” This new interest in “movement”—the process or evolution of an artistic statement—found…

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Exhibition - Indoor And Outdoor: Vuillard’s Landscapes And Interiors

Edouard Vuillard (1868–1940) was among the most innovative artists in turn-of-the-century Paris, a friend and fellow traveler of Bonnard, Denis and Toulouse-Lautrec. Vuillard is best known for small-scale paintings of domestic interiors, populated…

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Exhibition - Fragonard’s Enterprise: The Artist And The Literature Of Travel

Before Jean-Honore Fragonard ascended to the ranks of the 18th century’s most popular painter, he studied at the French Academy in Rome where he practiced the fundamental art of drawing as a method to hone his skills and to establish his own…

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Exhibition - A Revolution Of The Palette

A Revolution of the Palette: The First Synthetic Blues and their Impact on French Artists The Norton Simon Museum presents an exhibition that traces the effects of the discovery and commercial exploitation of synthetic blue pigments on French…

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Exhibition - Human/Nature: Photographers Constructing the Natural World

Long-revered conventions have held that landscape and nature photography should minimize evidence of human presence. In this framework, the best images offer up the pristine vistas that photographer Lewis Baltz has wryly characterized as “the…

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Exhibition - Lock, Stock And Barrel

Lock, Stock and Barrel: Norton Simon’s Purchase of Duveen Brothers GalleryBehind the beguiling Portrait of a Courtesan lies one of the many fascinating tales of Norton Simon’s determination to assemble a remarkable collection of art. The…

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Exhibition - Tête-à-Tête: Three Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay

It is perhaps the single most recognizable image in the history of American painting: the spare interior of an artist’s studio, a gray wall, a Japanese curtain, an aging subject, soberly dressed and seated in profile. James Abbott McNeill…

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Exhibition - Home And Away: The Printed Works of Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa is best known for her ethereal wire sculptures and public fountains; however, her formal training at the famed Black Mountain College in North Carolina was in drawing and design. As Asawa’s works attest, she was an artist who exceled in…

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Exhibition - Manet's 'The Railway'

Manet's "The Railway" on Loan from the National Gallery of Art, Washington Édouard Manet’s close friend Charles Baudelaire, poet and art critic, consistently dwelled in his writing on the duality in life, and perhaps no painting by Manet reflects…

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Exhibition - Face It: The Photographic Portrait

Portraiture customarily takes on the aura of fact, as it communicates information about a sitter’s visage. When captured through the mechanical lens of the camera, such likenesses impress us as vivid surrogates for reality. Face It: The…

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Exhibition - In The Land Of Snow: Buddhist Art Of The Himalayas

In the Land of Snow is the Museum’s first large-scale exhibition of Himalayan Buddhist art, bringing together exceptional Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan Buddhist sculptures along with significant thangka (flat field) paintings from throughout the…

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