2020 - 2029
Exhibition Archive for 2020 - 2029
January 15, 2020
– May 18, 2020
This winter and spring, the Norton Simon Museum joins institutions around the world in observing the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death with a special display and a series of programs focused on the artist’s Madonna and Child with Book, from around 1502–3.
The Expressive Body: Memory, Devotion, Desire (1400–1750)
October 15, 2021
– March 7, 2022
This 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.
Manet’s Philosophers from the Art Institute of Chicago
November 19, 2021
– February 28, 2022
This special installation reunites three of Manet’s Philosophers for the first time in more than fifty years: The Norton Simon’s Ragpicker, c. 1865–70, and two paintings on loan from the Art Institute, Beggar with Oysters (Philosopher) and Beggar with a Duffle Coat (Philosopher), both dated 1865/67.
Alternate Realities: Altoon, Diebenkorn, Lobdell, Woelffer
May 13, 2022
– August 22, 2022
Drawn from the Norton Simon Museum’s expansive holdings of postwar American art, Alternate Realities explores the ways in which artists John Altoon, Richard Diebenkorn, Frank Lobdell and Emerson Woelffer challenged the limitations of pure, gestural abstraction by exploiting the resonance of figural forms.
John Altoon (American, 1925-1969), Ocean Park Series #8, 1962, oil on canvas, Norton Simon Museum, Anonymous Gift, © 2020 Estate of John Altoon, Braunstein/Quay Gallery
Ink, Paper, Stone: Six Women Artists and the Language of Lithography
October 14, 2022
– February 13, 2023
This exhibition examines the prints of six critically acclaimed female artists who visited Los Angeles in the 1960s to explore the art of lithography: Ruth Asawa, Gego, Eleanore Mikus, Louise Nevelson, Irene Siegel and Hedda Sterne.
Picasso Ingres: Face to Face
October 21, 2022
– January 30, 2023
In partnership with the National Gallery, London, this special installation brings together for the first time Pablo Picasso’s dazzling Woman with a Book with the painting that inspired it, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s late, great portrait Madame Moitessier (1856).
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.
Benevolent Beings: Buddhas and Bodhisattvas from South and Southeast Asia
October 13, 2023
– February 19, 2024
Explore how buddhas, bodhisattvas and other protective deities have been seen to offer blessings, guidance and security to their devotees.
- Paul Gauguin's 'The Swineherd,' 1888, on loan from LACMA
- Ink, Paper, Stone: Six Women Artists and the Language of Lithography
- Saint Sebastian: Anatomy of a Sculpture
- All Consuming: Art and the Essence of Food
- Benevolent Beings: Buddhas and Bodhisattvas from South and Southeast Asia