The Museum offers a wide variety of resources for adult audiences who are interested in learning about the history or art and the Norton Simon collections. Gathered here you can find our collection of short videos exploring a single artwork, drawing lessons and guides, our series of art-centered meditations, and essays and posts from our curators, educators and conservator.

Watch & Listen

Watch lectures, podcasts and videos to learn more about the Museum’s collections, exhibitions and the history of the institution.

Watch & Listen

Virtual Adult Art Classes

Get inspired and flex your artistic skills in one of our virtual art classes for adults. Led by teaching artists, these classes explore works of art from our exhibitions and collections.



Read fascinating stories behind the Norton Simon collections from staff, specialists and more.


Meditative Moments

Find a moment of peace and calm with these easy-to-follow at-home mindfulness and meditation exercises.


Looking Together

A virtual program for people with early-stage dementia and their caregivers that provides them the opportunity to look at a single work of art together, allowing them time to process what they’ve seen.


The Elements of Art: A Drawing Guide

Explore different elements of art and techniques of drawing as seen in the Norton Simon Museum's collection with artist and teacher Richard Houston. 


Artist In-Focus

“In Focus” provides online visitors with a closer look at some of the most important artists and areas in the Museum collection.


Search our Online Collection

Explore our collections online. Search by artist, keywords, date range and more.