News Archive 2023
Saint Sebastian: Anatomy of a Sculpture
February 10, 2023
– July 3, 2023
Through historical and scientific research, this small exhibition explores the rich life—from its creation to its arrival at the Museum—of a previously unstudied 15th-century Italian painted sculpture of St. Sebastian.
Claude Debussy: Refracting His Music through Art
March 23, 2023
– September 4, 2023
This spring and summer, the Norton Simon Museum presents a musical audio tour narrated by Maestro James Conlon and produced in collaboration with the Los Angeles Opera that explores the legacy of French composer Claude Debussy (1862–1918) and his relationship to the visual artists of his time.
All Consuming: Art and the Essence of Food
April 14, 2023
– August 14, 2023
All Consuming explores how artists responded to and shaped food cultures in Europe from 1500 to 1900. The objects on view, some 60 paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures from the Norton Simon’s collections, examine a range of relationships with eating and drinking, both positive and negative.
The Norton Simon Museum’s Annual Garden Party Returns
June 10, 2023
Celebrate the start of summer with the return of the Museum’s popular Garden Party, featuring live music and art-making activities for visitors of all ages.
New Hours and Admission Fees Starting July 1, 2023
July 1, 2023
The Museum increases its general admission fees and extends its Friday hours, bringing back the Free First Fridays program.
Benevolent Beings: Buddhas and Bodhisattvas from South and Southeast Asia
October 13, 2023
– February 19, 2024
This exhibition explores how representations of buddhas, bodhisattvas and other protective deities have been seen to offer blessings, guidance and security to their devotees.
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