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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.

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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

last monthArts : 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)

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…

2 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

3 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.

Mid-Morning Open Thread

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

5 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

6 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.

If The Met Can Charge Out-Of-Towners Mandatory Admission, Then London's Museums Can Do It, Too

6 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Everywhere else in Europe does it. We know it makes sense. Charging is valuing. It is hardly a mortal sin." Simon Jenkins makes the case.

Kathryn Haigh promoted to Chief Operating Officer at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

6 months agoArts : Artdaily

Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, announced today that Kathryn Haigh has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Haigh will continue to manageShow More Summary

Zurbaran, Francisco de (1598-1664) - 1633 Still Life with...

6 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Zurbaran, Francisco de (1598-1664) - 1633 Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and Rose (Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA, USA.) by Milton Sonn Via Flickr: Francisco de Zurbarán was a Spanish painter. He is known primarily for his religious paintings depicting monks, nuns, and martyrs, and for his still-lifes. Show More Summary

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

8 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

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

9 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

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