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'The First Synthetic Blues and Their Impact on French Artists' at the Norton Simon Museum

3 days agoArts : Culture Monster

The creation of three shades of blue hues — Prussian, cobalt and ultramarine — in 18th and 19th century European art, spanning from the Rococo period to Impressionism, is the subject of a colorful exhibition at the Norton Simon Muse...

Mitsubishi to US POW: Sorry for Enslaving You

With the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II looming, Mitsubishi has finally apologized for using captured American troops as slave labor. At a ceremony at the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles yesterday, 94-year-old former POW James Murphy shook hands with Mitsubishi...

Exhibition traces the effects of three synthetic blue pigments on French artists

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum presents an exhibition that traces the effects of three synthetic blue pigments on French artists. The accidental discovery of Prussian blue in an alchemist?s laboratory around 1704 helped open up new possibilities for artistic expression at the dawn of the Enlightenment. Show More Summary

Exhibition at Norton Simon Museum presents 60 drawings created by a young Jean-Honoré Fragonard

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum presents Fragonard?s Enterprise: The Artist and the Literature of Travel, an exhibition that presents 60 drawings created by a young Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732?1806) during his first and most important stay in Italy in the mid-18th century. Show More Summary

Nazi-looted-art case against Norton Simon Museum set for 2016 trial

It's becoming more likely that a jury will decide whether the Norton Simon Museum's "Adam" and "Eve" can stay where they are despite having been looted by the Nazis during World War II.

Jewish Officials Protest Gas Chamber Art Installation In Poland

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jewish officials are furious over a video installation at a Polish museum that shows naked men and women playing a game of tag in a gas chamber. Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem,...Show More Summary

Object Lesson: How Madame Manet and Whistler's Mother triggered a rupture in art

last monthArts : Culture Monster

In one of the central galleries at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, two women from two continents face each other from across a pair of gallery walls: the very composed, somewhat severe-looking mother of the 19th century American painter James Abbott McNeil Whistler and the dreamy, lost-in-thought...

On The Edge Of A New Frontier

Co-authored by Nicolas Miailhe and Simon Müller Photo Credit: Robert Knudsen. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston Since the turn of the 21st century, nanotechnology, biotechnology, information...Show More Summary

Nuclear Waste Is Art in the Work of Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon's Black Square XVII void in the wall at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Courtesy of Garage. In an active nuclear plant somewhere on the outskirts of Moscow, Taryn Simon’s latest piece of art is processing out radioactive properties—and will be doing so for the next 1,000 years. Show More Summary

centuriespast: Simon Vouet, 1590-1649Toilet of Venus,...

2 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

centuriespast: Simon Vouet, 1590-1649 Toilet of Venus, ca.1628-39, oil on canvas, 183,8x153 cm Art Museum, Cincinnati

44. St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, St. Simons Island

There’s all kinds of trivia here: A lighthouse has operated at this port for more than 200 years; keepers were often nicknamed “Wickie”

Simon & Schuster to Bring Books to Mobile Devices at Museums & Airports

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Simon & Schuster has partnered with mobile content distribution platform Foli to help deliver books to readers on mobile devices. The tool allows the publisher to deliver specific books or chapters from books in specific locations. So...Show More Summary

Video Hatch: “2015 Heritage Award Tribute Video Honoring Tom Brokaw”

3 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The American Museum of Fly Fishing honored Tom Brokaw with its 2015 Heritage Award. This short film, narrated by Brokaw’s daughter Andie Brokaw Simon, follows his journey in fly fishing.

hadrian6: Archimedes.  1788.Simon Louis Boquet. French...

3 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

hadrian6: Archimedes.  1788. Simon Louis Boquet. French 1743-1833. marble. Louvre Museum. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

Home of the Day: Thornton Ladd's Bridge House in Pasadena

Designed by Thornton Ladd, architect of such local landmarks as the Norton Simon Museum, the eye-catching Bridge House receives its name from its location adjacent to the Colorado Street Bridge and 134 Freeway. Blending glass, wood and concrete materials, the modernist home is distinguished by...

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

4 months agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

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

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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'

4 months 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

4 months 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.

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