Exhibitions and Events Schedule | Spring 2019

Date: April 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Release Date: March 13, 2019

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 this spring include the exhibition The Sweetness of Life: Three 18th-century French Paintings from The Frick Collection; and the lectures Conservation of the Dido Tapestry: A New Chapter by textile conservator Hannah Riley (April 13) and Female Models in the “Century of Women”: From Fiction to Reality in Chardin, Boucher and Greuze (June 15) by David Pullins, Assistant Curator, The Frick Collection.

Other important programs include the performance If These Walls Could Sing: Baroque Music and Romanelli’s Art by Jamie Chamberlin, Melissa Treinkman, Nathan Granner and Tali Tadmor of the LA Opera (April 27); the Museum's annual Garden Party (June 29); and the screening of the films Dido & Aeneas (April 12), Matisse from MoMA and Tate Modern (May 10), Casablanca (May 17), and Pépé le moko (May 31).

More information on these and all events this spring season can be found under Press Kit on the right or by clicking here.

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.

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 nortonsimon.org. Hours: The Museum is open Thursday through Monday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Friday and Saturday to 7 p.m.).  It is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission: General admission is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors. Members, students with I.D., and patrons age 18 and under are admitted free of charge. The first Friday of the month from 4 to 7 p.m. is free to all. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Parking: Parking is free but limited, and no reservations are necessary. Public Transportation: Pasadena Transit stops directly in front of the Museum. Please visit http://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. Planning your Visit: For up-to-date information on our guidelines and protocols, please visit nortonsimon.org/visit.

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Press Contacts

Leslie Denk
(626) 844-6900
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Emma Jacobson-Sive
(323) 842-2064
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