News Archive 2023

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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A Night in Focus: Art and the Essence of Food
April 15, 2023

This lively evening event centers on the exhibition All Consuming: Art and the Essence of Food, with art-making, live music and activities for visitors of all ages.

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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.

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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.

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New Film Series: “Life’s Banquet: Food in Films”
July 8, 2023 – August 5, 2023

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition All Consuming: Art and Essence of Food, this film series explores the many ways that food and drink factor in our lives.

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Word as Image
August 11, 2023 – January 8, 2024

From Liubov Popova’s Cubo-Futurist painting The Traveler to Andy Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s Soup series, Word as Image looks at the ways 20th-century artists experimented with letters, words and symbols as visual motifs.

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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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A Night in Focus: Benevolent Beings
October 14, 2023

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition Benevolent Beings: Buddhas and Bodhisattvas from South and Southeast Asia with our special "Night in Focus" event.

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Satyajit Ray’s The Apu Trilogy Film Series
November 4, 2023 – November 18, 2023

The Norton Simon Museum presents filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s The Apu Trilogy, which brought India into the golden age of international art-house film.

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