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Guest Post: Jessica Shoemaker reviews Nina Simon's "The Participatory Museum"

Jessica Shoemaker contributes the second essay in a series of four guest blog posts written by the students in my Exhibition Development and Design class at Walsh University. This semester my students are learning about the elements and principles museums employ in creating successful exhibits and valuable visitor experiences. Show More Summary

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

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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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.

BG 276: The Artistic Path is the Crooked Path

Episode Description: John F. Simon is a visual artist and software programmer whose work can be found in prominent museum collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Show More Summary

Blog: Video: Bob Simon recounts 1991 capture in Iraq

When I heard the news last week that Bob Simon had died, I immediately thought back to an interview I had done with him in 2010. It was at an event called the "Courage Forum.," an ideas festival which took place the Museum of Modern Art hosted in New...

Norton Simon dealt setback in Nazi-looted art case

3 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'

5 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

5 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...

Victorian Obsession

5 months agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

If anyone is still dithering over lashing out £10 (£6 for silver surfers) on A Victorian Obsession: The Pérez Simón Collection at Leighton House Museum, let me persuade you. This is Coxsoft's Exhibition of the Year. I've twice previewed it: CLICK, CLICK. Show More Summary

'A Victorian Obsession: The Pérez Simón Collection' opens at Leighton House Museum

5 months agoArts : Artdaily

From 14 November 2014, Leighton House Museum will be home to rarely seen masterpieces of Victorian art belonging to the Mexican collector Juan Antonio Pérez Simón. A Victorian Obsession: The Pérez Simón Collection at Leighton House Museum...Show More Summary

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

5 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'

5 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...

Marion Cotillard, Raf Simons, and More Partied at the Guggenheim

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Last night, the fashion flock that wasn’t basking in the glory of Madonna and Dr. Dre at the WSJ Innovator Awards at the MoMA was at the Guggenheim, where Dior hosted the museum’s annual International Gala pre-party (and, of course, a select few talented schedule managers — Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls,... More »

Rare Photos of Paul Simon From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

On October 30, Paul Simon: Words & Music opens at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Commemorating the singer-songwriter's 50 years in the music business, the exhibit gathers important artifacts from throughout the his career. The celebration also features a collection of rare photographs, a handful of which you... More »

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

6 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

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

6 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.

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