Exhibitions and Events | Winter 2019
January 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019
Release Date: December 12, 2018
Pasadena, CA—The Norton Simon Museum announces its winter 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 Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Helen and Dido (through May 27), Titian's Portrait of a Lady in White (through March 25) and Matisse/Odalisque (February 22 through June 17); and the lectures Love at First Sight: Romanelli’s Dido and Aeneas Tapestry Suite by Gloria Williams Sander, Curator, Norton Simon Museum (January 12), From Carpaccio’s “Saint Ursula” to Titian’s “Lady in White”: The Feminine Mystique in Renaissance Venice by Patricia Fortini Brown, Professor Emerita of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University (February 9), Matisse and His Models by Emily Talbot, Associate Curator, Norton Simon Museum (March 2), and Titian’s “Lady in White”: A Mistress of the Artist’s Soul by Stephan Koja, Director, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (March 23).
More information on these, plus all of our events this winter 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.