Exhibitions and Events | Summer 2019

Date: July 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019
Release Date: May 29, 2019

Pasadena, CA—The Norton Simon Museum announces its summer 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 AIR LAND SEA: A Lithographic Suite by William Crutchfield (opening July 19); and the lectures Fashioning the Feminine in 18th-Century France: Dress, Desire and Domesticity in Three Works from The Frick Collection by Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, fashion historian (August 24) and Not Your Parents’ Norton Simon Museum—or is It? by Suzanne Muchnic, art writer (September 21).

Other programs include our summer concert series (starting July 13) and the film series The Female Gaze: French Women Directors Shine a Light on Their World organized by film critic Peter Rainer (starts July 12).

More information on these and all events this summer 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. 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 nortonsimon.org.

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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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