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An appeal that could have a strong legal significance on Holocaust-era claims in the United States

5 days agoArts : ARCAblog

The protracted multi-million dollar lawsuit regarding the 480-year-old paintings of Adam and Eve by Lucas Cranach the Elder at the Norton Simon Museum has lasted more than ten years. The lawsuit against the museum, began with a quest...Show More Summary

A rare chance to see this Rembrandt self-portrait, up close and personal

Rembrandt's "Self Portrait at the Age of 34" is on loan to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena from the National Gallery of London. Curator Gloria Williams Sander plays tour guide for a journey across the 1640 canvas.

Simon Fujiwara installs a full-scale replica of the Anne Frank House Museum at Kunsthaus Bregenz

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Hope House is a full-scale replica of the Anne Frank House Museum reconstructed within the Kunsthaus Bregenz. A building within a building, a museum within a museum, the ambitious installation takes its inspiration from a »build your own« model kit of the Anne Frank House Fujiwara bought in the museum gift shop in Amsterdam. Show More Summary

Newark Museum names Amy Simon Hopwood Associate Curator of Decorative Arts

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Newark Museum Interim Co-Director Ulysses Grant Dietz has announced the appointment of Amy Simon Hopwood as Associate Curator, Decorative Arts Collection. "I am happy to welcome Amy as the newest member of the Newark Museum?s curatorial...Show More Summary

Five Lawsuits That Could Change The Art World In 2018

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The cases cover everything from copyright (Graham v. [Richard] Prince et al.) to restitution of looted work (Von Saher v. Norton Simon Museum) to accessions and bequests (the Berkshire Museum suits) to freedom of speech (Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission - yes, the "gay wedding cake" case could affect the art world).

Rembrandt's 'Self Portrait at the Age of 34' on loan to the Norton Simon Museum

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum presents an installation of Rembrandt?s striking Self-Portrait from 1640, on loan from The National Gallery, London this winter season. Titled Self Portrait at the Age of 34, the painting captures the image of the artist in his middle age: affluent, self-confident and wise. Show More Summary

Degas exhibited only one sculpture in his lifetime; now 70 have gone on view

3 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Few ever saw Edgar Degas' sculptures in his lifetime. Now, 100 years after his death, 70 bronzes cast from original wax and clay statuettes can be seen in the Norton Simon Museum's "Taking Shape: Degas as a Sculptor."

Nina Simon to keynote London Conference

3 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

We’re delighted to announce that Nina Simon will be delivering the opening keynote for MuseumNext London 2018. Nina Simon has been described as a “museum… Read More ? The post Nina Simon to keynote London Conference appeared first on MuseumNext.

5 reasons to see ‘Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor’ at the Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum will be honoring the 100th anniversary of the death of Edgar Degas with the exhibit, “Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor,” Nov. 10-April 9.

Finding Time

On Oct. 21, The San Diego Museum of Art unveiled Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection. The exhibition, which showcases 102 works of art by some of the greatest modern masters, is part of a private collection owned by Juan Antonio Pérez Simón. The Spanish-Mexican businessman and avid art collector began amassing his collection in the […]

Private collection displayed publicly for the first time at the San Diego Museum of Art

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

The San Diego Museum of Art presents Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection, an exhibition showcasing 102 works of art by some of the greatest modern masters from countries including Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Show More Summary

Just in: Architects are named for London’s new concert hall (that may never rise)

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The New York firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been picked from a shortlist of six to design a concert hall for Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra on the former Museum of London site. Where’s the next half-billion coming from? More here.  

Visiting Crete? Head inland for museums, monks and meze

The Mail On Sunday's Simon Heptinstall takes a break from his sunlounger to undertake a mini-mission exploring the largest Greek island.

The Little Museum of Dublin in Dublin, Ireland

In 2011, Trevor White and Simon O’Connor put out word that they needed items for a museum about Ireland’s capital city. Dubliners responded in force, and to date the quirky, crowdsourced museum exhibits over 5,000 artifacts that have been donated or loaned. Sitting on the edge of St. Show More Summary

Maritime Monday for September 11th, 2017: Simon Says…

5 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum provides a sanctuary to 54 polydactyl (six-toed) cats. According to the museum, a ship captain once gave Ernest a white six-toed cat, and now some of its descendants live in the Hemingway Home and Museum located in Key West–precisely where Hurricane Irma is now making landfall. Show More Summary

Blanton Museum of Ar acquires trove of Leon Polk Smith

6 months agoArts : Artdaily

Director Simone Wicha of the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin has announced that the museum has received a gift of seven works by the seminal American abstract painter Leon Polk Smith (1906?1996). The works come to the museum from the Leon Polk Smith Foundation and longtime Austin philanthropists Jeanne and Michael Klein. Show More Summary

Oops! A Museum Selfie Gone Wrong Causes $200,000 in Damage.

A woman knocked over 11 crowned pedestals while taking a selfie at a Simon Birch show in Los Angeles — leading to a cascading domino effect.

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David Slaying Goliath Peter Paul Rubens This painting is at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. It's a great museum, and absolutely worth a visit....

Exhibition at Norton Simon Museum delves into the life of Galka Scheyer

8 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum is presenting Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California, an exhibition that delves into the life of Galka Scheyer, the enterprising dealer responsible for the art phenomenon the ?Blue Four??Lyonel Feininger, Alexei Jawlensky, Paul Klee and Vasily Kandinsky. Show More Summary

Maya Deren’s Short Films from the 1940s and ’50s Screen at the Norton Simon Museum

9 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

On June 9, the museum will host a screening of six of Maya Deren's short films that were milestones in the history of avant-garde cinema. The post Maya Deren’s Short Films from the 1940s and ’50s Screen at the Norton Simon Museum appeared first on Hyperallergic.

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