Stories in the Afternoon

Paintings in Dialogue

Tahitian Woman and Boy, 1899
Paul Gauguin
French, 1848–1903
Oil on canvas
37-1/4 x 24-3/8 in. (94.6 x 61.9 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation, Gift of Mr. Norton Simon

Paintings in Dialogue

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Staff Educator
Type: Stories in the Afternoon

What would it be like if characters from different paintings could interact? Listen to a story about paintings interacting in a museum gallery, and then make up your own story or picture about works of art in the Norton Simon galleries. Perhaps Van Gogh’s Patience Escalier would like to take a walk in Monet’s garden at Vétheuil, or Gauguin’s Tahitian woman and boy would like to dance with Degas’s dancers at the Paris Opera. You decide!


Meets in Entrance Gallery | Free with admission. This activity is designed for families with children ages 4–8. | No reservations needed