2010 - 2019

Exhibition Archive for 2010 - 2019

Duchamp to Pop
March 4, 2016 – August 29, 2016

R.I.P.: On Art and Mourning
September 8, 2017 – November 27, 2017

Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor
November 10, 2017 – April 9, 2018

The Norton Simon Museum presents Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor, an illuminating exhibition that explores the compulsive nature of Edgar Degas’s artistic practice. Focusing on the Museum’s collection of modèles, the first and only set of bronzes cast from the artist’s original wax and clay statuettes, Taking Shape considers the affinities among sculpting, painting and drawing in Degas’s oeuvre. By presenting the modèle bronzes alongside related compositions from the Norton Simon’s renowned collection, this expansive body of Degas’s works celebrates the artist’s boundless enthusiasm for creation, and the act of making as an end in itself.

Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917), The Tub, 1889, Bronze no. 26, modèle cast, Norton Simon Art Foundation

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Rembrandt’s ‘Self Portrait at the Age of 34’ on loan from The National Gallery, London
December 8, 2017 – March 5, 2018

Rembrandt’s striking self-portrait from 1640, on loan from The National Gallery, London, arrives in the U.S. this winter season for this first time. Titled Self Portrait at the Age of 34, the painting captures the image of the artist in his middle age: affluent, self-confident and wise.

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), Self Portrait at the Age of 34, 1640, oil on canvas, 102 x 80 cm, © The National Gallery, London

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Rembrandt: Prints “of a Particular Spirit”
December 8, 2017 – March 5, 2018

Twenty-one prints from the Museum’s expansive collection of Rembrandt etchings are on view in this intimate but captivating exhibition, organized to celebrate the installation of Rembrandt’s Self Portrait at the Age of 34, on loan this season from The National Gallery, London.

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), Self-Portrait with Saskia, 1636, Etching, State I, Norton Simon Art Foundation , © Norton Simon Art Foundation

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In Search of New Markets: Craft Traditions in Nineteenth-Century India
April 6, 2018 – January 7, 2019

This intimate exhibition explores how Indian craft traditions were re-imagined for the export market in the 19th century.

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Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly
June 1, 2018 – October 29, 2018

Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly illustrates how Kelly, one of the progenitors of modernism, drew inspiration from nature and translated that into his own form of abstraction.

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Once upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Helen and Dido
December 7, 2018 – May 27, 2019

This captivating exhibition presents rare tapestries and related cartoons, or preparatory drawings, from the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Matisse/Odalisque
February 22, 2019 – June 17, 2019

This focus exhibition explores the theme of the odalisque in European art in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Featuring pictures by Henri Matisse, Frédéric Bazille, and Pablo Picasso, among others, it shows that artists employed dazzling combinations of color and ornament to foreground the orientalist subject as a work of pictorial fantasy.

Odalisque with Tambourine (Harmony in Blue), 1926
Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954)
Oil on canvas
Norton Simon Art Foundation
© 2018 Succession H. Matisse/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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