News Archive 2021

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New Scholarly Collections Catalogue: Italian Paintings in the Norton Simon Museum
January 27, 2021

The Norton Simon Art Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of its latest collections catalogue, entitled Italian Paintings in the Norton Simon Museum: The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Written by Nicholas Penny, Director Emeritus of the National Gallery, London, the volume provides an in-depth look at the later Italian paintings collection housed at the Norton Simon Museum, including works by Guido Reni, Guercino, Luca Giordano, Giambattista Tiepolo, Cagnacci and Canaletto.

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Conserving Manet Video Series
February 10, 2021

Between 2018 and 2019, the Norton Simon Museum collaborated with the Department of Paintings Conservation at the J. Paul Getty Museum to clean and conserve the Simon’s three paintings by Édouard Manet. In this new video series, Chief Curator Emily Talbot interviews the conservators involved in this project: Devi Ormond, who treated Madame Manet and The Ragpicker, and Laura Rivers, who worked on Still Life with Fish and Shrimp.

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Norton Simon Museum to Reopen
May 20, 2021

The Norton Simon Museum is pleased to announce its reopening following a closure period of more than a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Beginning Thursday, May 20, 2021, the general public can visit the Museum’s main level galleries and garden. Museum members will enjoy special preview days from Saturday, May 15 through Monday, May 17, 2021.

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Unseen Picasso
September 3, 2021 – January 10, 2022

Sixteen rare or unique prints by Pablo Picasso demonstrate the artist’s bold experiments, technically and stylistically, in the graphic arts.

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The Expressive Body: Memory, Devotion, Desire (1400–1750)
October 15, 2021 – March 7, 2022

This fascinating exhibition explores the ways that images of the human body were used to generate profound physical and emotional responses in viewers throughout the 15th through 18th centuries.

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Manet's Philosophers from the Art Institute of Chicago
November 19, 2021 – February 28, 2022

This special installation brings together Manet’s three powerful Philosopher paintings for the first time in more than fifty years. The artist's Beggar with Oysters (Philosopher) and Beggar with a Duffle Coat (Philosopher), on loan from the Art Institute of Chicago, will be installed alongside the Ragpicker, one of the highlights of the Norton Simon collections. 

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