Exhibitions and Events | Spring 2018

Date: April 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018
Release Date: February 23, 2018

Exhibitions and Events | Spring 2018

Pasadena, CA—The Norton Simon Museum announces its spring season of events and exhibitions. Unless otherwise stated, all events are free with admission. Stickers for ensured seating for lectures and concerts are distributed in the main entrance gallery one hour prior to event. Members enjoy early seating.

Highlights of the season include the exhibitions In Search of New Markets: Craft Traditions in Nineteenth-Century India (opens April 6) and Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly (opens June 1); the performance Mohiniyattam: Dance of the Divine Enchantress by Vijayalakshmi (April 7), the lecture Robber Baron Collectors of the Gilded Age: Morgan, Frick, De Young by Colin Bailey (May 5) and the Museum's fourth annual Garden Party (June 30). In May, we present the film series The British Raj between Page and Screen, comprising four films based on works of literature that portray life in India during the period of colonial rule known as the British Raj (1858–1947).

More information on these, plus all of our events this spring season, can be found under Press Kit on the right.



About the Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Modern and Contemporary Art from Europe and the United States, acquired by the former Pasadena Art Museum, also occupies an important place in the Museum’s collections. The Museum houses more than 12,000 objects, roughly 1,000 of which are on view in the galleries and gardens. Two temporary exhibition spaces feature rotating installations of artworks not on permanent display.

Location: The Norton Simon Museum is located at 411 W. Colorado Blvd. at Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, Calif., at the intersection of the Foothill (210) and Ventura (134) freeways. For general Museum information, please call (626) 449-6840 or visit www.nortonsimon.org. Hours: The Museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Tuesday. Admission: General admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors. Members, students with I.D., and patrons age 18 and under are admitted free of charge. Admission is free for everyone on the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. All public programs, unless stated otherwise, are free with admission. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Parking: Parking is free, and no reservations are necessary. Public Transportation: Pasadena Transit stops directly in front of the Museum. Please visit www.pasadenatransit.net for schedules. The MTA bus line #180/181 stops in front of the Museum. The Memorial Park Station on the MTA Gold Line, the closest Metro Rail station to the Museum, is located at 125 E. Holly St. at Arroyo Parkway. Please visit www.metro.net for schedules.                              

Press Contacts

Leslie Denk
(626) 844-6900
[email protected]

Emma Jacobson-Sive
(323) 842-2064
[email protected]

Press Kit

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High-resolution images from the exhibition may be obtained by emailing [email protected]

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