News Archive 2017

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'Unexpected Romance' Film Series at the Norton Simon Museum
February 3, 2017 – February 24, 2017

The Museum presents a film series exploring how sometimes opposites attract each Friday in February.

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Museum's Popular "A Night in Focus" Program Examines Picasso
February 11, 2017

The Museum's popular “A Night in Focus″ program returns with an examination of one of history′s most beloved artists, Pablo Picasso.

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Serial Flirtations: Rotari’s Muses
March 3, 2017 – July 31, 2017

Serial Flirtations: Rotari’s Muses examines Pietro Rotari (1707–1762), an illustrious Italian artist who found success and fortune in Vienna and beyond, ultimately becoming court painter to Empress Elizabeth of Russia.

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Exhibition and Event Schedule | Spring 2017
April 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017

Find out what’s happening at the Norton Simon Museum this spring season.

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Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California
April 7, 2017 – September 25, 2017

Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California delves into the life the enterprising dealer responsible for the art phenomenon the “Blue Four”—Lyonel Feininger, Alexei Jawlensky, Paul Klee and Vasily Kandinsky.

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Josef von Sternberg in Hollywood Film Series
May 5, 2017 – May 26, 2017

In conjunction with the exhibition Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California, the Norton Simon Museum presents a selection of films by acclaimed German director and art collector Josef von Sternberg.

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Fourth Annual Garden Party Returns June 17
June 17, 2017

Art-making, live music, fun for visitors of all ages—Celebrate the start of summer at the Museum’s popular Garden Party on June 17th.

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Exhibition and Event Schedule | Summer 2017
July 1, 2017 – September 30, 2017

Find out what’s happening at the Norton Simon Museum this summer season.

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When L.A. Grew Up: Galka Scheyer’s Hollywood on the Eve of World War II
July 7, 2017 – July 28, 2017

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California, critic David Kipen organizes a film series that charts the years between Hollywood’s 1930s embrace of European exiles and its eventual engagement in the battle against fascism.

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Summer Concert Series 2017
July 15, 2017 – August 26, 2017

The Museum’s popular summer concert series returns on Saturday, July 15th, with jazz and classical performances on select Saturdays through August 26th.

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RIP: On Art and Mourning
September 8, 2017 – November 27, 2017

Spanning millennia, cultures and media, from a 3,000 year-old Egyptian coffin to a 1960s silkscreen by Andy Warhol, the artworks in RIP: On Art and Mourning demonstrate how artists create objects to honor a life, find meaning in tragedy and comfort the living.

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Exhibitions and Events Schedule | Fall 2017
October 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018

Learn about the many exhibitions and public programs offered at the Museum this fall season.

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Museum Presents the Film Series 'Meeting Death: Conversations with Mortality'
October 20, 2017 – November 11, 2017

The Museum presents its fall film series, Meeting Death: Conversations with Mortality, featuring The Devil and Daniel Webster, Ikiru, Heaven Can Wait and The Seventh Seal.

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Museum Presents New Program: Fall Family Festival
October 22, 2017

Exciting, creativity-themed program for families debuts this October 22nd.

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Museum Presents Dance Performance Inspired by Rodin
November 4, 2017

USC School of Dramatic Arts MFA Students, under the direction of Dean David Bridel, perform a movement theater piece inspired by the artwork of Auguste Rodin.

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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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Rembrandt’s ‘Self Portrait at the Age of 34’ on loan from The National Gallery, London
December 8, 2017 – March 5, 2018

Rembrandt’s captivating Self Portrait at the Age of 34, on loan from The National Gallery, London, arrives in the U.S. for the first time.

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Rembrandt: Prints ‘of a Particular Spirit’
December 8, 2017 – March 5, 2018

This intimate exhibition gives viewers the opportunity to examine Rembrandt’s inspired storytelling and sensitive studies of landscape and the human face.

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