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 31, 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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Richard Hunt: Details
February 25, 2022 – July 4, 2022

This focus exhibition features a selection of lithographs made by sculptor Richard Hunt during his 1965 residency at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles.

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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

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Modernism in Miniature
August 12, 2022 – January 9, 2023

This intimate exhibition presents small-scale works of art by some of of the most celebrated artists of the mid-20th century.

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Ink, Paper, Stone: Six Women Artists and the Language of Lithography
October 14, 2022 – March 6, 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. 

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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). 

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