Resources for the Press
The Expressive Body: Memory, Devotion, Desire (1400–1750)
April 17, 2020
- August 31, 2020
This fascinating exhibition explores the ways that images of the human body were used to generate profound physical and emotional responses in viewers throughout the 15th through 18th centuries.
Raphael 2020: A Spotlight on Madonna and Child with Book
January 15, 2020
- May 18, 2020
This winter and spring, the Museum joins institutions around the world in observing the 500th anniversary of the Raphael’s death with a special display and a series of programs focused on the artist’s Madonna and Child with Book, the only painting by Raphael in a public collection in the Western U.S.
Beyond the World We Know: Abstraction in Photography
November 22, 2019
- April 20, 2020
The gelatin silver prints on display demonstrate that the simplest subjects can be evocative works of art when composition, texture, tone and light are handled by artists of great imagination and virtuosity.
NEWS & EVENTS
Telling Her Story Women Directors Film Series
March 6, 2020
- March 27, 2020
This March, the Museum screens three films by celebrated women directors—A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) by Ana Lily Amirpour, Daughters of the Dust (1991) by Julie Dash, and My Brilliant Career (1979) by Gillian Armstrong.
A Night in Focus: Paris in the Belle Époque is on February 29
February 29, 2020
The Museum’s lively A Night in Focus program takes visitors to Paris in the Belle Époque.
Jean Cocteau's Orphic Trilogy Screens this February
February 14, 2020
- February 28, 2020
The Museum presents a film series featuring Jean Cocteau's celebrated Orphic Trilogy—The Blood of a Poet from 1930, Orpheus from 1950 and Testament of Orpheus from 1959.
Norton Simon Museum Appoints Emily Talbot to Chief Curator
January 1, 2020
The Museum has appointed Emily M. Talbot as its new Chief Curator, responsible for the care, interpretation and display of the Norton Simon art collections.
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