News Archive 2020

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Exhibitions and Events | Winter 2020
January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020

Learn about what’s happening at the Norton Simon Museum this winter season.

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Norton Simon Museum Appoints Emily Talbot to Chief Curator
January 1, 2020

The Museum has appointed Emily M. Talbot as its new Chief Curator, responsible for the care, interpretation and display of the Norton Simon art collections.

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Raphael 2020: A Spotlight on Madonna and Child with Book
January 15, 2020 – May 18, 2020

This winter and spring, the Museum joins institutions around the world in observing the 500th anniversary of the Raphael’s death with a special display and a series of programs focused on the artist’s Madonna and Child with Book, the only painting by Raphael in a public collection in the Western U.S.

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Jean Cocteau's Orphic Trilogy Screens this February
February 14, 2020 – February 28, 2020

The Museum presents a film series featuring Jean Cocteau's celebrated Orphic Trilogy—The Blood of a Poet from 1930, Orpheus from 1950 and Testament of Orpheus from 1959.

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A Night in Focus: Paris in the Belle Époque is on February 29
February 29, 2020

The Museum’s lively A Night in Focus program takes visitors to Paris in the Belle Époque.

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Telling Her Story Women Directors Film Series
March 6, 2020 – March 27, 2020

This March, the Museum screens three films by celebrated women directors—A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) by Ana Lily Amirpour, Daughters of the Dust (1991) by Julie Dash, and My Brilliant Career (1979) by Gillian Armstrong.

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