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Simon Pegg Was Tortured By Tom Cruise on the 'Mission: Impossible' Set

2 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

This week on The Graham Norton Show we had Simon Pegg, Kylie Minogue, and comedian Michael McIntyre. Simon was there to talk about the new Mission: Impossible but the clip online is mostly about how he and Tom Cruise were...

Home of the Day: Thornton Ladd's Bridge House in Pasadena

Designed by Thornton Ladd, architect of such local landmarks as the Norton Simon Museum, the eye-catching Bridge House receives its name from its location adjacent to the Colorado Street Bridge and 134 Freeway. Blending glass, wood and concrete materials, the modernist home is distinguished by...

No, Norton Simon, You Can’t Avoid Dealing With The Issue Of Looted Art

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The California Supreme Court “chastened the museum in its ruling, stating ‘that there is nothing unfair about affording plaintiff an opportunity to pursue the merits of her claims against Norton Simon… Museums are sophisticated entities that are well-equipped to trace the provenance of the fine art that they purchase.'”

Norton Simon fails to stop lawsuit over Nazi-looted 'Adam' and 'Eve'

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The Norton Simon Museum was dealt another legal setback Thursday in its bid to hold onto prized 16th century paintings of Adam and Eve that were looted by the Nazis during World War II and have hung in its galleries in Pasadena since the 1970s.

At Norton Simon, a delicate 'Tete-a-Tete' with Whistler, other masters

Hanging a masterpiece on the wall of a museum is a lot like hanging a flea market painting up in your living room. Eyeballing makes all the difference.

At Norton Simon, a delicate 'Tete-a-Tete' with Whistler, other masters

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Hanging a masterpiece on the wall of a museum is a lot like hanging a flea market painting up in your living room. Eyeballing makes all the difference.

Norton Simon to show Whistler's 'Mother,' Manet, Cezanne paintings

Contrary to popular opinion, James Abbott McNeill Whistler's famous 1871 painting "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1," better known as "Portrait of the Artist's Mother," is not a harsh and puritanical portrayal of a matriarch. It's a homage to the rich and tender relationship shared by a...

Norton Simon dealt setback in Nazi-looted art case

4 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Norton Simon Museum on Tuesday by refusing to review a legal ruling that has jeopardized its hold on paintings of Adam and Eve from the 1500s that have been among its most prized masterpiec...

Norton Simon Museum presents an installation of Édouard Manet's 'The Railway'

6 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum announces a special installation of Édouard Manet?s poetic 'The Railway,' 1873, a highlight from the National Gallery of Art?s esteemed 19th-century collection. Evident in this dramatic work are Manet?s characteristic...Show More Summary

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

6 months agoArts : 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

6 months 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'

6 months agoArts : Culture Monster

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'

6 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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

7 months 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

7 months agoArts : 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

8 months agoArts : 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

8 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

8 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.

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