James McNeill Whistler's "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1," on Loan from the Musée d'Orsay, Paris

In this video podcast, produced in conjunction with the exhibition Tête-à-tête: Three Masterpieces from the Museé d’Orsay, Associate Curator Emily A. Beeny discusses James McNeill Whistler’s Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1, also called "Portrait of the Artist’s Mother," widely regarded as one of the greatest works of American art to date. The painting is on view at the Norton Simon Museum from March 27 through June 22, 2015.