Audio Tour




The Norton Simon Museum, in collaboration with Acoustiguide, has developed an award-winning audio tour that gives visitors a stimulating and engaging way to connect with the Norton Simon collections. Approximately 400 artworks are featured on the highlights tour in both English and Spanish. The Children's Tour—also in English and Spanish—offers lively commentary, engaging questions and even the occasional joke, touching on approximately 35 artworks.

There are two ways to experience the Museum's audio tour: when visiting the Museum, visitors can rent a headset for $3; or, online visitors can listen to the entire highlights tour in English on the Museum's website, where the tour is linked individually to each artwork. The online audio tour offerings are continually being updated.

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A

A Geographer School of Caravaggio , 17th century
A Sleeping Woman (Vanitas) Georg Pencz, 1544
A Soldier on the Field of Battle Horace Vernet, 1818
A Soldier on the Field of Battle Test Artist, Early 1960
A View of Paestum Antonio Joli, 1759
Adam Lucas Cranach the Elder, c. 1530
After the Bath Edgar Degas, c. 1890-1893 (dated in error by another hand: 1885)
Aldrovandi Dog Giovanni Francesco Barbieri called Guercino, c. 1625
Allegory of Nature Maerten van Heemskerck, 1567
An Architect's Table Thomas-Germain-Joseph Duvivier, 1772
Annie, Poured from Maple Syrup Edward Ruscha, 1966
Another Grave Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Antefix with Five-headed Serpent c. 1100
Apelles Painting Campaspe Francesco Trevisani, 1720
Artist and Model Georges Braque, 1939
Artist Sketching an Elegant Company (Il Cafe) Pietro Longhi, c. 1760
Aspens, New Mexico Ansel Adams, 1958
At Last a Thousand I June C. Wayne, 1965
At Renoir's Home, rue St-Georges (formerly The Artist's Studio, rue St.-Georges) Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1876
At the Cirque Fernando, Rider on a White Horse Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1887–1888
Autumn: Chestnut Gatherers Georges Lacombe, 1894


B

Bacchanal with Young Goat and Onlooker Pablo Picasso, 1959
Bacchante Supported by Bacchus and a Faun Claude Michel called Clodion, 1795
Balarama 150-200
Baptism of Christ Giovanni di Paolo, Early 1450s
Baron Joseph-Pierre Vialetès de Mortarieu Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1805-1806
Basel Mural I Sam Francis, 1956-58
Bather III Jacques Lipchitz, 1917
Bathers Beneath Trees, Fehmarn Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1913
Beach at Trouville Louis-Eugène Boudin, 1873
Beautiful Country Woman François Boucher, c. 1732
Big Modern Painting (For Expo '67) Roy Lichtenstein, 1967
Bird in Space Constantin Brancusi, 1931
Birth of the Virgin Luca Giordano, c. 1696-98
Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara 8th century
Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara 1000-1050
Bodhisattva Maitreya 2nd-3rd century
Bodhisattva Manjusri 800-850
Bottle Rack Marcel Duchamp, 1963
Brahma 10th-11th century
Branchini Madonna Giovanni di Paolo, 1427
Brillo Boxes Andy Warhol, 1969 version del original realizado en 1964
Buddha and Adorants on the Cosmic Mountain c. 700
Buddha Approaching the Bodhi Tree 2nd-3rd century
Buddha Shakyamuni 9th century
Buddha Shakyamuni 12th century
Buddha Shakyamuni c. 200
Buddha Shakyamuni late 11th century
Buddha Shakyamuni in Meditation 5th-6th century
Buddha Subdues the Serpent and Converts Uruvilva Kasyapa 2nd-3rd century
Buddhist Triad with Shakyamuni c. 1000
Bust of a Woman Pablo Picasso, 1923


C

Camillus and the Schoolmaster of Falerii Nicolas Poussin, c. 1635-40
Celestial Female c.1100
Chamunda 9th century
Chess Set c. 1850
Chest 18th-19th century
Child with Doll Alexei Jawlensky, c. 1910
Christ Crowned with Thorns Matthias Stom, c. 1633-39
Christ Giving His Blessing Hans Memling, 1478
Cliff at Étretat, the Porte d' Aval Gustave Courbet, 1869
Coronation of the Virgin Altarpiece Guariento di Arpo , 1344
Cosmic Form of Krishna 15th century
COUCH Bruce Conner, 1963
Cupboard Émile Bernard, 1891-1893


D

Dancers in the Rotunda at the Paris Opera Edgar Degas, c. 1875-1878; reworked c. 1894
Dancers in the Wings Edgar Degas, c. 1876-1878
David Slaying Goliath Peter Paul Rubens, c. 1616
Death Mask of Amedeo Modigliani Jacques Lipchitz, 1920
Dido's Banquet Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, c. 1630–35
Dipankara Buddha c. 1600-1650
Dirck Van Der Wissel and His Son Jacob (Portrait of a Gentleman and His Son) Thomas de Keyser, 1631
Dog and Game Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, 1730
Doña Francisca Vicenta Chollet y Caballero Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1806
Draped Reclining Woman Henry Moore, 1957-58
Drum 3rd century B.C.E. - 1st century C.E.
Dunes, Oceano Edward Weston, 1936
Durga Killing the Buffalo Titan 10th-11th century
Durga with Attendants 8th century
Durga with Kumara 9th century


E

Evening in the Meadows Aelbert Cuyp, mid 1650s
Exotic Landscape Henri Rousseau, 1910


F

Family Group Henry Moore, 1948-49
Farmhouse and Chestnut Trees at Jas de Bouffan Paul Cézanne, 1884-1885
Fete Champetre Jean-Baptiste Pater, c. 1725
Fidelity Francesco di Giorgio Martini, c. 1485
Figure Jacques Lipchitz, 1926-30
First Fruits Édouard Vuillard, 1899
Flowers in a Gilt Tazza Jan Brueghel the Younger, 1620
Flowers in a Glass Beaker Peter Binoit, c. 1620
Flying Mercury c. 1620


G

Ganesha c. 950-1000
Ganesha with Siddhi and Buddhi 1164
General Introduction #1
Guardian Lion 12th century


H

Hansel Michael Todd, 1970
Hanuman 13th century
Happy Lovers Jean-Honoré Fragonard, c. 1760-65
Hari-Hara 8th century
Head of Fernande Pablo Picasso, 1909
Heavy Circles Vasily Kandinsky, 1927
Hindu Diety 7th century
Hiraqla Variation III Frank Stella, 1969
Horseman Marino Marini, 1917


I

In a Villa at the Seaside Berthe Morisot, 1874
India, Three Jain Deities
Indra 13th century
Interior of Saint Peter's, Rome Giovanni Paolo Pannini, 1735
Interior with a Dordrecht Family Nicolaes Maes, 1656
Interior with Monks Alessandro Magnasco, c. 1725
Interrupted Supper Louis-Léopold Boilly, late 18th c.


J

Jambhala late 13th century
Jina Ajitanatha and His Divine Assembly 1062


K

King and Queen Henry Moore, 1952-53
Krishna Dancing 11th century
Krishna Fluting in Brindavan 1100-1150
Kubera 4th century
Kumara 8th-9th century


L

Landscape with a Piping Shepherd Claude Gellée called Claude Lorrain, c. 1629-32
Landscape with Ruins and Animals Roelandt Savery, 1624
Landscape with Sandy Road Salomon van Ruysdael, 1628
Library Interior with Still Life Jan van der Heyden, 1711–12
Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen Edgar Degas, 1878-81
Louveciennes in the Snow Alfred Sisley, 1872
Lucie Hessel Édouard Vuillard, c. 1905


M

Madame Manet Édouard Manet, 1874-1876
Madonna and Child Paolo Veneziano, c. 1340
Madonna and Child with Adoring Angel (Sandro Filipepi) Botticelli, c. 1468
Madonna and Child with Book Raffaello Sanzio, c. 1502-03
Man in Armour Holding a Pike Jan van Bijlert, c. 1630
Man-Lion Avatar of Vishnu c. 1000
Marine Gustave Courbet, c. 1865 -1866
Marriage at Cana Jan Steen, 1676
Mars and Venus Cornelis van Haarlem, 1599
Martha Rebuking Mary for Her Vanity Guido Cagnacci, after 1660
Meditating Vishnu and Ten Avatars 1100-1150
Meleager and Atalanta and the Hunt of the Calydonian Boar Peter Paul Rubens, c. 1618-19
Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico Ansel Adams, 1941
Mother Goddess with Child c. 600
Mouth of the Seine at Honfleur Claude Monet, 1865
Mulberry Tree Vincent van Gogh, October 1889


N

Near the Palace Lyonel Feininger, 1914-1915
Nimbus Fragment with Celestials and Bodhi Tree c. 100
Norton Simon Don Bachardy, 1973


O

Odalisque with Tambourine (Harmony in Blue) Henri Matisse, 1926
Open Green Vasily Kandinsky, 1923


P

Painter at Work Observed Pablo Picasso
Pandava Hero (?) c. 956
Panoramic Landscape Jan Lievens, 1640
Paracelsus (Paint on Cellophane) Frederick Sommer, 1959
Peasant Girl with a Scarf Gustave Courbet, c. 1849
Pepper No. 43 Edward Weston, 1930
Plaque with Vishnu with Attendant c. 700
Portrait of a Bearded Man in a Wide-Brimmed Hat Rembrandt van Rijn, 1633
Portrait of a Boy Rembrandt van Rijn, 1655–60
Portrait of a Lady Johannes Corneliszoon Verspronck, 1641
Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) Vincent van Gogh, August 1888
Portrait of a Young Woman (After Lucas Cranach the Younger). II Pablo Picasso, 1958
Portrait of an Old Man with Fur (Manusso Greco?) Domenikos Theotokopoulos called El Greco, 1603-4
Portrait of Frau Reuther Oskar Kokoschka, c. 1921
Portrait of Joerg Fugger Giovanni Bellini, 1474
Portrait of Lambert de Vermont Nicolas de Largillière, c. 1697
Portrait of the Artist's Mother Vincent van Gogh, October 1888
Portrait of the Artist's Wife, Jeanne Hebuterne Amedeo Modigliani, 1918
Portrait of Theresa, Countess Kinsky Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, 1793
Possibilities at Sea Paul Klee, 1932


R

Ragpicker Édouard Manet, c. 1865–1870
Rama or Lakshmana 11th century
Rape of Proserpina (Rape of the Sabine Woman) Jean Boulogne called Giambologna, 1579
Rearing Horse Edgar Degas, 1881-90
Rebecca at the Well Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, 1838-1839
Reclining Nude Jean-Antoine Watteau, c. 1713-17
Red-Headed Woman in the Garden of M. Foret Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Summer 1887
Relief No. 1 Henry Moore, 1959
Rest of the Shepherds Jean-Baptiste Deshays de Colleville, 18th century
Resurrection Dieric Bouts, c. 1455
River Aristide Maillol, 1939-43
River Landscape with a Village Church Jan van Goyen, 1642
Rock Form (Porthcurno) Barbara Hepworth, 1964


S

Saint Cecilia Guido Reni, 1606
Saint Francis in Prayer Francisco de Zurbarán, c. 1638-1639
Saint Ignatius of Loyola Peter Paul Rubens, c. 1620-22
Saint Jerome in Penitence Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1798
Saint John the Baptist Pietro Lorenzetti, 1329
Saint Joseph and the Infant Christ Giovanni Battista Gaulli, c. 1670-85
Saints Benedict and Apollonia Filippino Lippi, c. 1483
Sappho Recalled to Life by the Charm of Music Louis Ducis, c. 1811
Sea Forms Barbara Hepworth, 1972
Self-Portrait Rembrandt van Rijn, c. 1636-38
Self-Portrait Maurice-Quentin de La Tour, 1764
Serpent Deity 100-150
Serpent Goddess or Revati 4th century
Shaiva Saint Sundarar 15th century
Shiva c. 925
Shiva as Destroyer of Three Cities c. 925
Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja) c. 1000
Shiva as the Supreme Teacher c. 1250-1300
Shiva the Bull-Rider c. 1000
Shiva with Uma and Bull 10th-11th century
Shiva with Uma and Skanda 950-975
Shivalingam with One Face c. 750-800
Shoemaker's Shop Quiringh Gerritsz. van Brekelenkam, c. 1660
Siddhartha Meditating Below the Jambu Tree 3rd century
Sita c. 1100-1150
Site in Italy Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, 1839
Sitting Cheetah Gwynn Murrill, 1996
Six's Bridge Rembrandt van Rijn, 1645
Sketch for "Deluge I" Vasily Kandinsky, 1912
Standing Bather with Raised Arms Aristide Maillol, 1930
Stele with Five Planetary Deities Late 9th - early 10th century (Angkor period)
Stele with Transcendental Buddhas and Goddesses c. 1050-1100
Still Life Henri-Horace Roland de la Porte, c. 1765
Still Life with a Poem Juan Gris, 1915
Still Life with a Red Curtain Jan Fyt, c. 1660
Still Life with Cherries, Strawberries and Gooseberries Louise Moillon, 1630
Still Life with Empty Glasses Sebastian Stoskopff, c. 1640
Still Life with Fish and Shrimp Édouard Manet, 1864
Still Life with Fowl Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, c. 1728-30
Still Life with Fruit and Vegetables Frans Snyders, 1625–35
Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Rose Francisco de Zurbarán, 1633
Still Life with Musical Instruments Georges Braque, 1918
Still Life with Rummer Pieter Claesz, 1645 or 1648
Stream of the Puits-Noir at Ornans Gustave Courbet, c. 1867-1868
Student at a Table by Candlelight Rembrandt van Rijn, 1642
Suicide of Cleopatra Giovanni Francesco Barbieri called Guercino, c. 1621
Suite Vollard, 1939 Pablo Picasso
Surya 800-850
Surya with Retinue 9th century
Susanna and the Elders Jan Massys, 1564


T

Tahitian Woman and Boy Paul Gauguin, 1899
Tall Figure IV Alberto Giacometti, 1960
Tara late 9th century
Tara c. 1300
Thailand, Two Buddhas
The Adoration of the Shepherds: A Night Piece Rembrandt van Rijn, c. 1652
The Annunciation Francesco Bissolo, c.1500
The Artist's Garden at Vétheuil Claude Monet, 1881
The Birth of St. John the Baptist Bartolomé-Esteban Murillo, c. 1655
The Birth of the Virgin Francisco de Zurbarán, c. 1627
The Black Shawl (Lorette VII) Henri Matisse, 1918
The Boulevard des Fossés, Pontoise Camille Pissarro, 1872
The Bull Pablo Picasso, 1945
The Burghers of Calais Auguste Rodin, 1884-95
The Cicada Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, 1865-1875
The Cloister of the Augustinian Nuns Hubert Robert, late 18th century
The Crucifixion and Madonna and Child Enthroned with Angels Juan Rexach, c. 1465-70
The Dressmakers Under the Lamp Édouard Vuillard, c. 1891-1892
The Fisherman, Early Morning Pierre-Étienne-Théodore Rousseau, c. 1865
The Flight into Egypt Jacopo Bassano, c. 1544-45
The Flower Vendor (Girl with Lilies) Diego Rivera, 1941
The Holy Family with the Infant St. John the Baptist and St. Elizabeth Nicolas Poussin, 1650-51
The Holy Women at the Sepulchre Peter Paul Rubens, c. 1611-14
The Liberation of St. Peter Hendrick van Steenwijck the Younger, 1618
The Librarian George Herms, 1960
The Pastoral Life of Saint Geneviève Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes, 18779
The Penitence of St. Jerome Albrecht Bouts, c. 1520
The Piazzetta, Venice, Looking North Giovanni Antonio Canal called Canaletto, early 1730s
The Place Clichy, Paris Pierre Bonnard, 1900
The Pont des Arts, Paris Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1867-1868
The Poultry Market at Pontoise Camille Pissarro, 1882
The Ram's Head Pablo Picasso, 1925
The Rape of the Sabines (after Poussin) Edgar Degas, c. 1861-1862
The Sea I Emil Nolde, 1912
The Sense of Touch Jusepe de Ribera, c. 1615-16
The Star: Dancer on Point Edgar Degas, c. 1878-1880
The Stone Breakers, Le Raincy Georges-Pierre Seurat, c. 1882
The Three Trees Rembrandt van Rijn, 1643
The Traveler Liubov Popova, 1915
The Triumph of Virtue and Nobility Over Ignorance Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, c. 1740–50
The White Gunas (Abstract Sculpture) Isamu Noguchi, 1946
Three Great Trees in a Mountainous Landscape with a River Jacob van Ruisdael, c. 1665-70
Three Nymphes Aristide Maillol, 1930-37
Tub Edgar Degas, 1889
Tulips in a Vase Paul Cézanne, 1888-1890
Two Nudes (The Sirens) Georges Rouault, 1906/08
Two Pillars: Celestial Female with Mangoes and Amorous Couple 13th century
Two-Piece Reclining Figure No. 9 Henry Moore, 1968


U

Uncle Dominique Paul Cézanne, 1866
Untitled Robert Morris, 1969
Untitled Wallace Berman, 1967
Untitled Robert Irwin, 1967-68


V

Vase of Flowers Jan Davidzoon de Heem, 1654
Venus and Cupid in a Landscape Jacopo Palma il Vecchio, c. 1515
View of the Rialto, Venice, from the Grand Canal Francesco Guardi, c. 1780-90
Village on the Seine near Vernon Charles-François Daubigny, 1872
Vishnu c. 950
Vishnu 1000-1025
Vishnu and Lakshmi with Avatars 11th century
Vishnu as the Boar Avatar 3rd century
Vishnu as Vaikuntha 10th century
Vishnu with Personified Attributes 750-800


W

Waiting Edgar Degas, c. 1879-1882
White and Pink Mallows in a Vase Ignace-Henri-Jean-Théodore Fantin-Latour, 1895
Wine is a Mocker Jan Steen, 1663–64
Winter (The Vicarage Garden under Snow) Vincent van Gogh, Probably January 1885, Nuenen
Winter Scene with Figures Playing Kolf Aert van der Neer, 1655-1660
Woman at Her Toilette Gabriel Metsu, c. 1658
Woman Bullfighter Pablo Picasso
Woman Combing Her Hair Before a Mirror Edgar Degas, c. 1870-1875
Woman Drying Her Hair Edgar Degas, c. 1900-1908
Woman Drying Herself After the Bath Edgar Degas, 1876-77
Woman in a Moorish Costume Jean-Frédéric Bazille, 1869
Woman Knitting Chaim Soutine, c. 1924-25
Woman with a Book Pablo Picasso, 1932
Woman with a Guitar Pablo Picasso, 1913
Woman with a Hairnet Pablo Picasso, 1956
Woman with the Arrow (Cleopatra) Rembrandt van Rijn, 1661
Women Ironing Edgar Degas, Begun c. 1875-1876; reworked c. 1882-1886
Women of Algiers, I Pablo Picasso, 1955


Y

Young Girl Writing a Love Letter Pietro Antonio Rotari, c. 1755