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

Date: March 24, 2018, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Release Date: February 13, 2018

This lively event features art-making,
live music and dance, and more for people of all ages

 

­WHAT:             A Night in Focus: Degas

Visit the Norton Simon Museum for an evening exploring the work of celebrated 19th-century French artist Edgar Degas. Interact with the Museum’s staff to learn about Degas’s technique as a sculptor, painter and printmaker through the works on view in Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor as well as in the Museum’s galleries. Sketch real dancers like Degas did, or work alongside fellow artists to create your own sculptures. Throughout the evening, enjoy pop-up musical performances in the galleries.

WHEN:             Saturday, March 24, 5:00–7:30 p.m.

WHERE:           Norton Simon Museum

411 West Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena
Located on the corner of Colorado and Orange Grove Boulevards at the intersection of the Foothill (210) and Ventura (134) freeways. Parking at the Norton Simon Museum is free.

ADMISSION:     A Night in Focus: Degas is free with Museum admission.

Admission is $15.00 for adults; $12.00 for seniors; and free for Museum members, students with I.D., and everyone age 18 and under. For general public enquiries, call (626) 449-6840 or visit www.nortonsimon.org.

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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
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