On a patch of velvety grass across the street from the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, a swath of white fabric lies unfurled on the ground, like a deflated parachute. This is Sphaerae -- and she is hungry.
A bite of the apple is said to have gotten Adam and Eve thrown out of the Garden of Eden.
Marei von Saher, who sued to recover prized Renaissance paintings that have been a highlight of the Norton Simon Museum since the 1970s, has reached a settlement with a Florida museum over a 1600s still-life that also was looted by the Nazis.
The long-running legal dispute over the Norton Simon Museum's 16th century "Adam" and "Eve" paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder took a turn on Friday when a federal appeals court reversed a 2012 decision from a lower court that had dismissed plaintiff Marei Von Saher's claims on the valuable...
Mike Boehm, an arts reporter for the Los Angeles Times, publishes today on the return of the "Temple Wrestler" from the Norton Simon Museum to Cambodia (see here for the museum's announcements earlier this month). Boehm quoted the museum's...Show More Summary
by Catherine Schofield Sezgin, ARCA Blog Editor-in-ChiefToday the Norton Simon Museum here in Pasadena sent out an email to the community: Dear members and friends, You may have read in the newspaper that the Norton Simon Art Foundation is making a gift of its “Temple Wrestler” statue to the Kingdom of Cambodia. Show More Summary
Almost exactly one year ago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art agreed to return a pair of 10th century statues known as the Kneeling Attendants that had been looted from the Cambodian archaeological site of Koh Ker in the early 1970s. Seven months later, Sotheby’s, after two years of fractious negotiations and under pressure from the [...]
This week, we learned that two important Cambodian sandstone sculptures from the 10th century — one in the collection of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, and the other seized from Sotheby's New York in 2012 — will be returned to the Kingdom of Cambodia after being looted in the 1970s.
The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, Calif., agreed on Tuesday to return to Cambodia the statue of Bhima (the opponent of Duryodhana in the original grouping, which consisted of nine characters from the Hindu epic the Mahabharata in the Prasat Chen temple looted in Cambodia). Show More Summary
Art review: Inner consciousness and outward action fuse in the Norton Simon's satisfying exploration of Buddhist art of the Himalayas, 'In the Land of Snow.' At a time when museums seem to be torn between blockbusters and specialized...Show More Summary
The Norton Simon Museum presents Face It: The Photographic Portrait, an exhibition of portraits by some of the most important artist-photographers of the 20th century, including Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Diane Arbus, Imogen Cunningham, Judy Dater and Minor White. Show More Summary
The Norton Simon Museum presents its first large-scale exhibition of Himalayan Buddhist art. In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas brings together exceptional Buddhist sculpture and thangka paintings from India, Nepal and Tibet. Show More Summary
Picks include Buddhist art at Norton Simon, Mike Kelley at Geffen Contemporary, 'Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky' at LACMA. MARCH 28-AUG. 25
by Catherine Schofield Sezgin, ARCAblog Editor-in-Chief Santa left a tantalizing art book under my Christmas tree, Selling Russia's Treasures: The Soviet Trade in Nationalized Art 1917-1938 edited by Natalya Semyonova and Nicolas V.Show More Summary
If the Norton Simon Bhima statue is returned to Cambodia, there is a real chance that it will be eventually possible to recreate the looted assemblage from which it came. The new Preah Vihear Museum’s largest building has been left empty...Show More Summary
In celebration of the rare loan of The Frick Collection?s Don Pedro, Duque de Osuna by Spanish master Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746?1828), the Norton Simon Museum presents the exhibition Unflinching Vision: Goya?s Rare Prints.Show More Summary
The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena is famous for not lending works from its stellar permanent collection to other museums' exhibitions.
The Norton Simon Museum sets out its four Goyas alongside 'Don Pedro,' on loan from the Frick Collection in New York. The Duque's in town, and he looks fabulous.
The Ruspoli di Poggio Suasa case "has placed a renewed focus on Cambodian sculptures from the Koh Ker region, a once-thriving Khmer metropolis, in American museum collections", write Tom Mashberg and Ralph Blumental ('Disputed Statue to Be Returned to Cambodia', New York Times December 12, 2013). Show More Summary
The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena — long one of America’s most under-performing museums — is currently showing a small collection-based sculpture exhibition called “Beyond Brancusi.” It’s full of A-list minimalism such as work by DeWain Valentine, Donald Judd, John McCracken and Carl Andre, a Barbara Hepworth or two and so on. I have no [...]