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Upcoming Exhibitions

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December 2016

Van Gogh’s ‘Bedroom’ on Loan From the Art Institute of Chicago
December 9, 2016 - March 6, 2017

The Norton Simon Museum presents an installation of Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom on loan from the Art Institute of Chicago. This iconic interior, the second of three versions, arrives on the West Coast for the first time.

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October 2016

States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945–1960
October 14, 2016 - February 13, 2017

States of Mind traces the evolution of the Picasso's lithographic compositions from the 1940s and 1950s through multiple states, subtle adjustments and radical revisions. 

Current Exhibitions

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September 2016

Dark Visions: Mid-Century Macabre
September 2, 2016 - January 16, 2017

Dark Visions: Mid-Century Macabre explores unsettling and thought-provoking works of art by some of the 20th century’s most influential artists

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January 2016

Norton Simon Museum Announces 2016 Exhibition Schedule
January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016

The Norton Simon Museum announces its exhibition schedule for 2016.

News & Events

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November 2016

French Film Noir Series
November 4, 2016 - December 2, 2016

 In conjunction with the exhibition States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945–1960, the Museum presents a series of essential French films noirs from the 1950s and 1960s.