Current Exhibitions

Home and Away: The Printed Works of Ruth Asawa

Home and Away: The Printed Works of Ruth Asawa

September 19, 2014 - January 19, 2015

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.

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Manet's

Manet's "The Railway" on Loan from the National Gallery of Art, Washington

December 05, 2014 - March 02, 2015

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 more this dichotomy of life in 1870s Paris than his enigmatic work The Railway of 1873, the next in the exciting series of exchanges between the Norton Simon Museum and the National Gallery of Art.

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Lock, Stock and Barrel: Norton Simon’s Purchase of Duveen Brothers Gallery

Lock, Stock and Barrel: Norton Simon’s Purchase of Duveen Brothers Gallery

October 24, 2014 - April 27, 2015

Behind 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.

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