Introductory Film

The Norton Simon Museum presents daily showings of the film, "The Art of Norton Simon", in the Museum's theater.

Entrance to the film is free with Museum admission.

The 30-minute film plays:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12:30, 3:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3:30 p.m. 

Please note that screenings are occasionally canceled to accommodate special events.
To confirm a specific screening time, please contact the Museum at (626) 449-6840 the day before your arrival. 

Norton SimonThe Art of Norton Simon: Awarded "The Chris" at the 48th Annual Columbus International Film & Video Festival and The Gold Award for Arts/Culture at the Worldfest-Houston Festival, "The Art of Norton Simon" is a 30-minute documentary film by Charles and Davis Guggenheim. Narrated by the late Gregory Peck, the film recounts Norton Simon’s extraordinary success in business and his interest in art, both of which facilitated his becoming one of the world’s preeminent art collectors. Using archival photographs and film taken from private sources, Davis Guggenheim tells the story of Simon’s life through the recollections of the people who knew him best. Also available for sale in the Museum Store.

Davis Guggenheim, Director. Charles Guggenheim, Producer. Gregory Peck, Narrator. Grace Guggenheim, Executive Producer. Erich Roland, Director of Photography. Michael Back, Original Score. Commentary by Angie Boaz, Tom Brokaw, Christopher Burge, Fred Dutton, Ed Goldstein, Tessa Helfet, Ben Heller, Selma Holo, David Mahoney, David Nash, Dr. Pratapaditya Pal, Dr. Michael Phelps, and others.