The Friday afternoon scene at the Dior show, located in a pavilion behind the Rodin Museum, always has an air of urgent desperation. Photographers swarm the nearby streets in such massive numbers that cars must re-route. Women in their Dior-day finery twirl on tiptoes in front of their lenses, working... More »
Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, announced today that Dr. Tricia Y. Paik has been named the Museum?s new curator of contemporary art. In her role, Paik will be responsible...Show More Summary
Brothers Simon and Nick Goodman act as modern Monuments Men in tracing their grandfather's fabulous art collection lost during the Holocaust. Since 1946, the San Diego Museum of Art has owned an appealing vision of happy prosperity: Frans Hals' 1630s painting of a plump, rosy-cheeked Dutch merchant whose expression and body language exude confidence, security and bonhomie.
Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, announced today that Scott Stulen has been named the Museum?s first curator of audience experiences and performance?a brand new position at the IMA developed by Venable to foster innovative and expanded opportunities for audience engagement. Show More Summary
Philip Seymour Hoffman, the marvelous actor who died recently with bags of heroin around him, was interviewed about a year ago by Simon Critchley at the Rubin Museum. The topic was happiness, and it's poignant, almost painful, to listen to now. read more
Our friends at New York’s Rubin Museum of Art have posted video of the conversation they hosted between Philip Seymour Hoffman and philosopher Simon Critchley, part of a series called “Happy Talk.” From the RMA’s description: ”In a searching dialogue, that in hindsight seems prescient, the actor wrestles with the concepts of happiness, love, and [...]
Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, announced today that Connie Dyer has been named the Museum?s Deputy Director for Marketing and External Affairs following an extensive, national search. Show More Summary
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
Big Issue street vendor Simon Mott has expanded his payment options to attract more customers in London. ||| London - In plush South Kensington, just outside the imposing bulk of the Science Museum, a small technological revolution is taking place in street retailing. 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 [...]
Cate Le Bon Mug Museum Wichita Recordings Languid Welsh chanteuse Cate Le Bon (no relation to Duran Duran's Simon) practices an eerie kind of pop magic, effortlessly mixing intimacy and unease with the entrancing grace of early, Nico-era Velvet Underground. Show More Summary
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum's Grand Opening Festival of Cartoon Art features Paul Pope, Jeff Smith and more! Interviews with Simone, Bagge and others!
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.
MOCA Cleveland opened its fall 2013 exhibitions on November 1 with Chicago-based artist Michelle Grabner?s first comprehensive solo museum show, and a survey of works from the past five years by Simon Evans, a British artist based in New York. Show More Summary