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

Date: February 29, 2020, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Release Date: December 10, 2019

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

­WHAT:  A Night in Focus: Paris in the The Belle Époque
Paris comes to Pasadena in a lively evening program celebrating the exhibition By Day & by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque (on view through March 2, 2020). Throughout the evening, visitors enjoy live music in the galleries, art-making activities, and French-themed food and wine for sale in the café. Plus, exhibition curator Emily Talbot is on hand to answer questions on how artists during this “beautiful era” interpreted the everyday as something extraordinary, as evident in the prints, photographs and paintings on view.

WHEN: Saturday, February 29, 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 but limited. Public transportation or ride sharing is encouraged.

ADMISSION: A Night in Focus is included 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.


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

Emma Jacobson-Sive
(323) 842-2064

Press Kit

Request Images

High-resolution images may be obtained by emailing media@nortonsimon.org

Related Links

See all the events and programs at the museum.