2020 - 2029

Exhibition Archive for 2020 - 2029

Raphael 2020
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.

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Unseen Picasso
September 3, 2021 – January 10, 2022

Unseen Picasso presents a selection of innovative, rarely seen prints created throughout the artist’s prodigious career.

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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.

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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.

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Alternate Realities: Altoon, Diebenkorn, Lobdell, Woelffer
April 15, 2022 – September 5, 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

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