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 [...]
The Norton Simon Museum wanted to create a space for Edgar Degas' 'Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen' and other fragile works. Tricky choreography made the moves — and visitor experience — seamless. On a recent Monday at the Norton SimonShow More Summary
A burst water pipe in a women's restroom flooded portions of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena Monday morning, leading officials to close the museum for the day for repairs. According to spokeswoman Leslie Denk, no damage occurred to any art in the galleries or in storage.
The Norton Simon Museum will soon add a Goya to its collection, if only temporarily.
Tom Mashberg reports that Cambodia now has requested objects from others, including: Denver Art Museum Cleveland Museum of Art The Norton Simon, And of course Sotheby’s which is challenging a federal forfeiture New York’s Metropolitan Museum announced it would return two other statues. It seems to have encouraged the Cambodians and their advocates to look [...]
In the middle of the Norton Simon Museum's 20th century gallery stands a six-foot-tall sculpture from 1931 called Bird in Space (above). It's by Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi, who lived an...
The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena is exhibiting an illuminating sculpture from its permanent collection by Dan Flavin: … Read More
Tom Mashberg reports that Cambodia now has requested objects from others, including: Denver Art Museum Cleveland Museum of Art The Norton Simon, And of course Sotheby's which is challenging a federal forfeiture New York's Metropolitan Museum announced it would return two other statues. Show More Summary
School portraits. You either loved ‘em or hated ‘em. Mostly you love them now because they are a time-stamp of the then-you. My silly senior photo was complete with red lipstick and black, thick bangs à la Louise Brooks. Call it cliché or call it high school; once you discard those glasses, braces, and bad [...]
We listened and we heard you, dear readers. We would like to present Save And Misbehave, an ongoing initiative to let our readers know about places around Los Angeles perfect for saving a little money while getting down. First on the agenda, instead of swinging by your local watering hole for some TGIF happy hour, [...]
The Norton Simon’s latest exhibit features the work of Russian painter Alexei Jawlensky, a member of the Expressionist group known as the Blue Four. The artists rejected the notion of objective reality, as evidenced by the image at left. The exhibit features more than 100 paintings by Jawlensky (1864-1941) and will run through November 5. [...]
Reader Lori Worley took this photo of a bird wading through a reflection of the trees and sky in the sculpture garden at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. The image was shot using an iPhone 4s. Submit your photos...
PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents an exhibition of ?Studies in Desperation,? Connor Everts?s landmark lithographic suite from late 1963. Comprised of nine powerful lithographs, in which mangled and malformed figures are...Show More Summary
On loan from the National Gallery of Art, it is worth seeing at the Norton Simon to observe the wild brush strokes, vivid colors and his piercing blue eyes. What is it, exactly, about Van Gogh?