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You know the names Klee and Kandinsky. A new exhibition explains why you also should know Galka Scheyer

The Norton Simon Museum's "Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California" delves into the life of the dealer devoted to the art phenomenon known as the Blue Four.

In Conversation with Nina Simon

It’s been six years since Nina Simon, the Executive Director of Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) released The Participatory Museum. That book went… Read More ? The post In Conversation with Nina Simon appeared first on MuseumNext.

Raf Simons and Kvadrat unveil new line of dappled textiles

Ria was inspired by Pointillism Last night, in an opulent Upper East Side townhouse that was once home to the National Academy Museum, Danish textile company Kvadrat celebrated its latest collaboration with Raf Simons, the Belgian fashion...Show More Summary

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The Cafe Concert Edouard Manet I saw Manet's "The Ragpicker" at The Norton Simon Museum in Los Angeles when I was a callow youth...barely in long pants (my 20s). It was one of those "Oh Shit!" moments for me....

An Italian Baroque masterpiece from the Norton Simon Museum on view now at the National Gallery

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Visitors to the National Gallery have a unique opportunity to admire what is widely regarded as Guido Cagnacci?s greatest work, The Repentant Magdalene, an exceptional loan from the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena (California). Guido Cagnacci...Show More Summary

Academy Art Museum welcomes Benjamin Simons as new Director

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, recently welcomed Benjamin T. Simons of Washington, DC as its new Director. Previously he worked for the Smithsonian American Art Museum/Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC, and was Chief Curator of the Nantucket Historical Association. Show More Summary

Indianapolis Museum of Art appoints new director of festivals, performance and public programs

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, announced today that Jeremy G. Shubrook has been named the Museum?s director of festivals, performance and public programs. This new position grew out of an expanded vision for the IMA?s former curator of audience experiences and performance role. Show More Summary

The Brutalist Playground Open At Vitra Design Museum

The Brutalist Playground installation shot from S1 Artspace, photo:alan bull In 2015 artist Simon Terrill and the architecture collective known as Assemble was commissioned to make "The Brutalist Playground," an exhibition/installation of lost, Brutalist playgrounds made out of foam, instead of concrete. Show More Summary

Simon Rattle, Beginning His London Symphony Post, Calls For A New Concert Hall

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

He threw his weight behind a £280 million (324 million euro, $347 million) project aimed at creating a "Centre for Music" equipped for the digital era. The plans involve building a new hall on the site of the Museum of London, which is relocating nearby, which would become the new home of the LSO.

Metalpoint paintings by Susan Schwalb on view at the Elma and Milton A. Gilbert Pavilion Gallery

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale, in conjunction with Garvey|Simon, New York, announces its latest exhibition Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings on view in the Elma and Milton A. Show More Summary

Will of 12th c. Georgian king on display for the 1st time

The Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia in Tbilisi, Georgia, has put on display the only surviving fragment of the last will and testament of the 12th century King of Georgia, David the Builder. The Georgia’s Medieval Treasury exhibition “showcases Georgian Christian art that reflected the unity and continuity of cultural traditions and formed the basis [...]

simon george of cornwall by canecrabe Via...

4 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

simon george of cornwall by canecrabe Via Flickr: Hans Holbein le Jeune (ca 1535). Städel museum. Francfort Hans Holbein the Younger was a German and Swiss artist and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style. He is best known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century.

Nina Simon On Five Tools That Can Help A Museum Manage Growth

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The biggest mistake I made as we grew was not to proactively address my personal fears and hesitations about growth. I resisted building better structures. I didn't own up to their necessity, impact, and tradeoffs. Now, I own it. Now, instead of resisting growth, I'm learning how to make structure work for us--so we can continue to grow […]

Revelatory exhibition explores Pablo Picasso's prolific work in the medium of lithography

6 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum presents States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945?1960, a revelatory exhibition exploring Pablo Picasso?s prolific work in the medium of lithography. Drawing from the Norton Simon Museum?s holdings of more than...Show More Summary

New exhibition in Pasadena peeks into Picasso's 'States of Mind'

What might it have been like to be a fly on the wall in Pablo Picasso's studio? A new show at the Norton Simon Museum, "States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945-1960," aims to provide an idea. The exhibit centers on the artist's lithography, a flexible form of printmaking that is prepared so that...

Simon Says This Is the Best Music Video Filmed in a Museum

8 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

For his 1999 hit single "Simon Says," the Queens rapper Pharoahe Monch used one of the borough's most sci-fi structures as a post-apocalyptic battleground.

Exhibition explores unsettling and thought-provoking works of art

8 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum presents Dark Visions: Mid-Century Macabre, an intimate exhibition that explores unsettling and thought-provoking works of art by some of the 20th century?s most influential artists, among them Bruce Conner, Joseph Cornell, George Herms and Edward Kienholz. Show More Summary

Essential Arts & Culture: Norton Simon keeps its Cranachs, Doug Aitken lands at MOCA, the power of 'Carré'

8 months agoArts : Culture Monster

A complicated restitution case. A composition that mind-melds four orchestras. And an L.A. artist gets ready to transform a downtown museum. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times (and the blogger behind Culture High & Low), and here are the week’s top arts and culture...

Court Rules Norton Simon Museum Can Keep Nazi-Looted Cranachs

8 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Like so many restitution cases, this one pries open a painful chapter in Western history. But this particular case has an additional layer that reveals how far the tentacles of the past can reach into the present.”

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