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Norton Simon Museum Presents Vermeer’s “Woman with a Lute,” on Loan from the Metropolitan

July 10, 2011 by  
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PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents the rare loan of Johannes Vermeer’s “Woman with a Lute,” ca. 1662–63, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. One of about 36 known works by the Dutch master, five of which make their home at the Metropolitan Museum, the painting will be on view from July 8 through Sept. 26, 2011, providing audiences with the extraordinary opportunity to see a work by Vermeer on the West Coast. Its presentation at the Norton [...]

Getty Museum Celebrates Italian Anniversary by Showcasing Objects in Its Collection

June 19, 2011 by  
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LOS ANGELES, CA.- Highlighting Italy’s rich cultural heritage, the J. Paul Getty Museum is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Italian unification with the Italian Showcase, a presentation of objects from its permanent collection that draws visitors’ attention to the many fine examples of Italian art on view at both the Getty Center and Getty Villa. The Getty Museum joins other U.S. cultural institutions, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Art Institute of Chicago and [...]

Surface Truths: Abstract Painting in the Sixties at the Norton Simon Museum

March 26, 2011 by  
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PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents Surface Truths: Abstract Painting in the Sixties, an exhibition of seventeen large-scale paintings created in the 1960s by artists such as Larry Bell, Thomas Downing, Helen Frankenthaler, Takeshi Kawashima, Kenneth Noland and Jack Youngerman. Drawn from the Museum’s holdings, the exhibition presents seminal and seldom-seen work by these artists who blazed an important trail through the contemporary art world. Thomas Downing (American 1928–1985), Red-1966, 1966. Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 86 in. (213.4 [...]

Sotheby’s New York Announces Sale of Indian & Southeast Asian Works of Art

March 8, 2011 by  
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NEW YORK, N.Y.- Sotheby Indian & Southeast Asian Works of Art sale on 24 March in New York will be led by a spectacular 10th century Khmer Koh Ker period Athlete from a European private collection (est. $2/3 million). Acquired by the original owner over 40 years ago, the figure is mate to the Koh Ker athlete at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena that is almost identical in posture and physical appearance. The sale also includes early South and [...]

Norton Simon Announces Exhibition of Lithographs by Ellsworth Kelly

January 15, 2010 by  
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PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents an exhibition of twenty lithographs of botanical subjects by American artist Ellsworth Kelly (b. 1923). Though Kelly is best known for his large-scale, color field paintings, Plants, Flowers and Fruits showcases his equally compelling efforts in the print medium. Executed on paper like a drawing and then transferred to a lithography stone, these prints present simple black lines that delineate pears, cyclamen and magnolia petals, among other subjects. All of the specimens have [...]