Exhibitions and Events | Winter 2020

Date: January 1, 2020 - March 31, 2020
Release Date: November 27, 2019

Pasadena, CA—The Norton Simon Museum announces its winter 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; membership does not guarantee seating.

Highlights this winter include the exhibitions By Day & by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque (through March 2), Beyond the World We Know: Abstraction in Photography (through April 20), Paul Gauguin's 'The Swineherd' on loan from LACMA (through November) and a special spotlight installation of Raphael's 'Madonna and Child with Book' in honor of the 500th anniversary of the artist's death (January 15 through May 18).

Programming highlights include the lectures Pierre Bonnard and the Theater of the Everyday by Bridget A. Alsdorf, Associate Professor of 19th-Century European Art, Princeton University (January 11) and Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris by Helen Burnham, Pamela and Peter Voss Curator of Prints and Drawings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (February 22). The Museum also presents two film series: Jean Cocteau's Orphic Trilogy in February and a series of feature film debuts by women filmmakers in March.

More information on these and all events this winter 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 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

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

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