In conjunction with its Hammer Conversations series, the Hammer Museum hosts a discussion with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, singer of British post-punk industrial band Throbbing Gristle, and Simon Reynolds, an L.A.-based music critic, author and former editor at Spin. The talk is in conjunction with the two-day "All the Instruments Agree:...
One of the world's greatest living songwriters has been added to the already stellar lineup for New York's All for the Hall concert benefiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Twelve-time Grammy winner Paul Simon will join previously announced performers Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill and Emmylou...
Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, announced today that Gary Stoppelman has been named the Museum?s Deputy Director for Marketing and External Affairs following an extensive search. Show More Summary
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...
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...
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
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
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.
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
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...
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
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, 1590-1649 Toilet of Venus, ca.1628-39, oil on canvas, 183,8x153 cm Art Museum, Cincinnati
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 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
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 1743-1833. marble. Louvre Museum. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com
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...
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
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.'”