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Diane Ragsdale’s Wonderful Words and Nina Simon’s Participatory Museum

last weekArts : Createquity

We’re feeling the love from two new arts luminaries today: Diane Ragsdale, provocateur and fellow blogger at Jumper, and Nina Simon, Executive Director at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, have thrown their support behind our Indiegogo campaign. Diane offers some inspiring words of support in the video below, and Nina has given […]

Woman suing Norton Simon for Nazi-looted art has Florida success

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Marei von Saher, who sued to recover prized Renaissance paintings that have been a highlight of the Norton Simon Museum since the 1970s, has reached a settlement with a Florida museum over a 1600s still-life that also was looted by the Nazis.

"Alma-Tadema and Victorian Painting in the Pérez Simón Collection" opens at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

This summer, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting Alma-Tadema and Victorian Painting in the Pérez Simón Collection, an exhibition that will include paintings by some of the leading names in 19th-century English painting. The works of Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Frederic Leighton, Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Albert. Show More Summary

Museums & Attractions - Sea Shepherd’s MV Sam Simon

14 Apr-14 Jun Hop onboard the MV Sam Simon, one of just three Australian ocean conservation vessels that's freshly arrived in Sydney Harbour following its latest campaign...

“Happy Talk”

Last year, Philip Seymour Hoffman gave a speech by that name at the Rubin Museum with Simon Critchley. Above, the excellent PBS series Blank on Blank has animated a segment of the discussion: [A]nimator Patrick Smith captured Hoffman’s self-deprecating whimsy as he discussed the difference between pleasure and true, lasting contentment. Hoffman also discussed the […]

First major museum survey in the United States of Turner-Prize winning British artist Simon Starling opens in Chicago

last monthArts : Artdaily

This summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the first major museum survey in the United States of Turner-Prize winning British artist Simon Starling. Simon Starling: Metamorphology showcases the artist?s work in film,...Show More Summary

Norton Simon Museum dealt legal setback in 'Adam' and 'Eve' case

last monthArts : Culture Monster

The long-running legal dispute over the Norton Simon Museum's 16th century "Adam" and "Eve" paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder took a turn on Friday when a federal appeals court reversed a 2012 decision from a lower court that had dismissed plaintiff Marei Von Saher's claims on the valuable...

MoMA Nights 2014 schedule (Ex Hex, THEESatisfaction, Thao, Au Revoir Simone, La Luz, Frankie Cosmos & more)

La Luz @ Red 7 in Austin (more by Tim Griffin) The Museum of Modern Art's summer concert series "MoMA Nights" returns in 2014 every Thursday night in July and August in the museum's Sculpture Garden, featuring such acts as...

The Participatory Museum: the abridged version

last monthArts : Createquity

by Alicia Akins (This is an abridged version of the full Arts Policy Library writeup.) Summary Published in 2011, The Participatory Museum presents Nina Simon’s social web-inspired approach to museum exhibits and partnerships and serves as a handbook for museum professionals for engaging in participatory projects. Show More Summary

Arts Policy Library: The Participatory Museum

last monthArts : Createquity

  by Alicia Akins “This may sound messy,” Nina Simon, engineer turned experience designer, writes of participatory projects. “It may [also] sound tremendously exciting.” Summary Written in 2010 as a handbook for museum professionalsShow More Summary

9/11 mom halted by VIP party during emotional museum visit

After trekking to lower Manhattan from her South Carolina home, Susan Simon stood her ground when workers tried to shoo her group out of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum about noon Tuesday.

LA Times' Mike Boehm on the return of the "Temple Wrestler" from the Norton Simon Museum to Cambodia

2 months agoArts : ARCAblog

Mike Boehm, an arts reporter for the Los Angeles Times, publishes today on the return of the "Temple Wrestler" from the Norton Simon Museum to Cambodia (see here for the museum's announcements earlier this month). Boehm quoted the museum's...Show More Summary

Norton Simon Museum announces "Temple Wrestler" last day on display in Pasadena will be May 22

2 months agoArts : ARCAblog

by Catherine Schofield Sezgin, ARCA Blog Editor-in-ChiefToday the Norton Simon Museum here in Pasadena sent out an email to the community: Dear members and friends, You may have read in the newspaper that the Norton Simon Art Foundation is making a gift of its “Temple Wrestler” statue to the Kingdom of Cambodia. Show More Summary

First major exhibition of Simon Hantai in Hungary opens at The Ludwig Museum

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art presents the first major exhibition of Simon Hantai in Hungary. The large-scale retrospective surveys the key aspects and periods within the oeuvre of the internationally renowned artist of Hungarian origin, from his early paintings executed in Hungary, through to his final works. Show More Summary

Norton Simon Museum to return Bhima to Cambodia

Almost exactly one year ago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art agreed to return a pair of 10th century statues known as the Kneeling Attendants that had been looted from the Cambodian archaeological site of Koh Ker in the early 1970s. Seven months later, Sotheby’s, after two years of fractious negotiations and under pressure from the [...]

A “Priceless Piece of Cambodia’s Cultural History” Has Been Returned After 40 Years

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, we learned that two important Cambodian sandstone sculptures from the 10th century — one in the collection of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, and the other seized from Sotheby's New York in 2012 — will be returned to the Kingdom of Cambodia after being looted in the 1970s.

Norton Simon Museum to Return Praset Chen Bhima

The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, Calif., agreed on Tuesday to return to Cambodia the statue of Bhima (the opponent of Duryodhana in the original grouping, which consisted of nine characters from the Hindu epic the Mahabharata in the Prasat Chen temple looted in Cambodia). Show More Summary

Indianapolis Museum of Art names two scholars for Mellon Curators-at-Large Program

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, announced the appointments of Dr. Christian Feest and Dr. Constantine Petridis as the next Mellon Curators-at-Large Program scholars....Show More Summary

A Mainstream Museum Welcomes Two Old-Guard Experimentalists

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect upon entering the fourth floor galleries at the Museum of Modern Art for a collaborative performance, “illlummminnnatttionnnssss!!!!!!!” (2014), by old-guard experimentalists Simone Forti and Charlemagne Palestine. The pair had not performed together in over four decades.

Review: Norton Simon's 'In the Land of Snow' is an enlightening exhibit

3 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Art review: Inner consciousness and outward action fuse in the Norton Simon's satisfying exploration of Buddhist art of the Himalayas, 'In the Land of Snow.' At a time when museums seem to be torn between blockbusters and specialized...Show More Summary

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