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In Search of New Markets: Craft Traditions in Nineteenth-Century India
April 6, 2018 - September 3, 2018

This intimate exhibition examines how Indian artisans reimagined their designs in the late 19th century, fusing familiar styles with new shapes and sizes of vessels and furniture that appealed to European buyers.

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Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly
June 1, 2018 - October 29, 2018

Ellsworth Kelly’s striking work in lithography from the mid-1960s, Suite of Twenty-Seven Color Lithographs and Suite of Plant Lithographs, are presented along with two monumental paintings from the Museum’s collection.

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Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor
November 10, 2017 - April 9, 2018

This revealing exhibition celebrates the centennial of Degas’s death by bringing together the Museum’s entire collection of modèles, the first and only set of bronzes cast from the artist’s original wax and plaster statuettes, and related pastels, drawings and paintings

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Norton Simon Museum Presents Its Fifth Annual Garden Party
June 30, 2018

The Museum’s lively, enchanting Garden Party returns on June 30th.

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‘The British Raj between Page and Screen’ Film Series
May 4, 2018 - May 25, 2018

This film series portrays life in India during the period of colonial rule known as the British Raj (1858–1947).

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Exhibitions and Events | Spring 2018
April 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018

See what’s new this season at the Museum.

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The Museum Presents 'A Night in Focus: Degas' on March 24
March 24, 2018

This lively event for people of all ages brings together art-making, live performance, discussions and more to highlight the breathtaking work of Edgar Degas.

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'Behind the Scenes' Film Series
March 16, 2018 - March 30, 2018

Enjoy three documentary films that take viewers behind-the-scenes in the world of dance.

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Exhibitions and Events Schedule | Winter 2018
January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018

See what’s new this season at the Museum.

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(626) 844-6900
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