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Norton Simon Museum and Musée d'Orsay announce an exchange of masterpieces

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum and the Musée d?Orsay announced an exchange of six paintings (three from each museum) in the spring of 2015 (March 27 ? June 22, 2015), with simultaneous exhibitions in Pasadena and Paris. The exhibition heldShow More Summary

Pasadena to get 'Whistler's Mother' in Norton Simon-Musée d'Orsay swap

James Abbott McNeill Whistler's iconic 1871 painting "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1," better known as "Portrait of the Artist's Mother," is coming to Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum in March as part of an exchange with the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the museum announced...

Object Lesson: How a Norton Simon painting got an extra set of eyes

5 days agoArts : Culture Monster

In many ways, the painting "Venetian Nobleman (Portrait of Giacomo Dolfin)," is like many other 16th-century portraits of 16th-century noblemen. A balding, bearded figure, draped in velvet crimson robes, holds a letter denoting an important political appointment. But that's about...

Norton Simon asks Supreme Court to let it keep 'Adam' and 'Eve'

The Norton Simon Museum is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review what its attorneys call a "profoundly misguided decision" by a federal appeals court that has kept alive a lawsuit aimed at wresting away ownership of two of the Pasadena museum's most prized holdings: paired depictions of...

Norton Simon asks Supreme Court to let it keep 'Adam' and 'Eve'

The Norton Simon Museum is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review what its attorneys call a "profoundly misguided decision" by a federal appeals court that has kept alive a lawsuit aimed at wresting away ownership of two of the Pasadena museum's most prized holdings: paired depictions of...

New to Market: Thornton Ladd's Bizarro Bridge House in Pas Asking $2MM

This multi-faceted 1979 house was designed byThornton Ladd, the architect who, along with John Kelsey, was behind such local landmarks the Norton Simon Museum and Pasadena's Annandale Country Club. Called the Bridge House, the property features a dramatic two-story...

Exhibition in Pasadena examines Norton Simon's purchase of Duveen Brothers Gallery

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum presents an exhibition examining one of Norton Simon?s most memorable acquisitions?the purchase of the century-old, esteemed art dealership, the Duveen Brothers Gallery. Featuring more than 130 works from theShow More Summary

Datebook: Emigres in Hollywood, trippy video, post-tsunami architecture

last monthArts : Culture Monster

Norton Simon's trove, films from the emigres who settled Hollywood and the hallucinatory videos of Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin. Plus: post-Fukushima architecture and the photographs of Alejandro Cartagena. It's all happening now in El Lay:

Norton Simon may seek U.S. Supreme Court ruling in looted art case

last monthArts : Culture Monster

The U.S. Supreme Court may be the next stop in a long and winding lawsuit over whether the Norton Simon Museum is obligated to give up a pair of Renaissance paintings that have been among its most prized holdings since the 1970s.

Norton Simon Museum sculpture garden celebrated with events, book

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Landscape designer Nancy Goslee Power has left her mark on Grand Avenue, the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden and the gardens of the Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena. 

Pasadena AxS Festival debuts Dutch artist Cocky Eek's Sphaerae

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

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.

Norton Simon Museum seeks rehearing after 'Adam and Eve' setback

4 months agoArts : Culture Monster

A bite of the apple is said to have gotten Adam and Eve thrown out of the Garden of Eden.

Woman suing Norton Simon for Nazi-looted art has Florida success

5 months agoArts : Culture Monster

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.

Norton Simon Museum dealt legal setback in 'Adam' and 'Eve' case

6 months agoArts : Culture Monster

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...

LA Times' Mike Boehm on the return of the "Temple Wrestler" from the Norton Simon Museum to Cambodia

6 months agoArts : ARCAblog

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

Norton Simon Museum announces "Temple Wrestler" last day on display in Pasadena will be May 22

6 months agoArts : ARCAblog

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

Norton Simon Museum to return Bhima to Cambodia

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 [...]

A “Priceless Piece of Cambodia’s Cultural History” Has Been Returned After 40 Years

7 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

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.

Norton Simon Museum to Return Praset Chen Bhima

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

Review: Norton Simon's 'In the Land of Snow' is an enlightening exhibit

8 months agoArts : Culture Monster

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

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