Norton Simon Museum

One of the worlds most remarkable private art collections home to works by Rembrandt Degas Picasso and others
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Our fall mood board, which work inspires you?Row 1: Pierre-tienne-Thodore Rousseau (French, 18121867), Morning Effect, c. 1850 Georges Lacombe (French, 18681916), Autumn: The Chestnut Gatherers, 1894 Edgar Degas (French, 18341917), Autumn Landscape (L'Estrel), 1890Row 2: Helen Lundeberg (American...
Before your next visit, a friendly reminder that we are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and we will be closed on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving).
Isamu Noguchi was on born on this day in 1904 in Los Angeles. He spent his childhood in Japan but made his career in Paris, serving as an apprentice to Brancusi, frequenting the Surrealists and forging his own path as both a sculptor and a designer. A fascination with Eastern philosophies informe...
Happy birthday, Claude Monet, born #onthisday in 1840. Monet was a key figure in the Impressionist movement. His desire to capture the ephemeral atmospheric effects outdoors, or en plein air, exemplifies the goals of the Impressionists.The Artist's Garden at Vtheuil is one of four studies of the...
And were back! Part of our 20th-century art wing has reopened following a major reinstallation of the modern art collection. From Henri Rousseau to Barbara Hepworth, this reimagined installation spans a wide array of artists, movements and materials. Your favorite works have been brought into di...
Happy Diwali !Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated around the world to commemorate the triumph of good over evil. By lighting lamps and decorating their houses, devotees pay homage to Rama, the avatar of Hindu God Vishnu, who defeated the ten-headed demon king Raavana. As the light from...
Join us this Saturday, November 11 for a family day celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights, a Hindu holiday that celebrates the victory of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. Learn more about Diwali while examining Indian sculptures of deities, then head to the lower-level cour...
Lets take a closer look at Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Rose (1633) by Francisco de Zurbarn, who was born #onthisday in 1598!#Zurbarn depicted the physical character of the objects, and the space they inhabit, with unparalleled focus and skill. By modeling the rough-skinned yellow citr...
Chardin, one of the great still-life painters of the 18th century, was born on this day in 1699. In this painting, a hunters dog guards the days catch. Poised to react, the dog gazes intently beyond the paintings left edge. The alertness of its rigid pose is offset by the limp, lifeless bodies of...
Join us for our Free First Friday this Friday, November 3rd from 4:00 7:00 p.m.!Enjoy free admission to the Museum and explore our special exhibitions Benevolent Beings: Buddhas and Bodhisattvas from South and Southeast Asia and Word as Image, as well as our permanent collection and garden. Can...
Happy Halloween ! Find some inspiration for your evening plans with a few ghoulish prints by Goya.Need a bit more Goya in your life? Save the date for I Saw It: Francisco de Goya, Printmaker opening April 19, 2024!
Join us Saturdays in November for our latest film series: The Apu Trilogy. A breathtaking milestone that brought India into the golden age of international art-house film, Satyajit Rays The Apu Trilogy follows one indelible character, a free-spirited child in rural Bengal who matures into an ado...