Though smaller in size than the artists’ usual works, the works in Modernism in Miniature gain their heft from their big-name creators.
Norton Simon Museum
The Spiritual and Erotic Role of Touch in Early Modern Art
In the early modern era, divine and erotic passions were not as polar as they may seem to us today.
The Expressive Body: Memory, Devotion, Desire (1400–1750) Opens at the Norton Simon Museum
This exhibition explores how images of the human body were used to provoke profound physical and emotional responses in viewers from the 15th through 18th centuries.
The Undiscussed Sexual Exploitation Buried in Matisse’s Odalisque Paintings
So ingrained is exploitation in our understanding of female sexuality within (and outside of) art history that incredibly basic readings recede into the background and are deemed somehow radical.
How Ellsworth Kelly’s Language of Abstraction Grew on Him
Kelly’s early sketches of the natural world would define his work across mediums and throughout his career.
Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly, On View at the Norton Simon Museum
Ellsworth Kelly’s striking work in lithography from the mid-1960s is presented along with two monumental paintings from the Museum’s collection. Through October 29, 2018.
The German Art Collector Who Introduced the “Blue Four” Artists to the US
After leaving Germany in 1924, Galka Scheyer dedicated her life to circulating the artwork of the interwar European avant-garde in the United States.
Maya Deren’s Short Films from the 1940s and ’50s Screen at the Norton Simon Museum
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.
Explore ‘Duchamp to Pop’ at the Norton Simon Museum
Duchamp to Pop examines Marcel Duchamp’s potent influence on Pop Art and its leading artists, among them Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, and Ed Ruscha.
A “Priceless Piece of Cambodia’s Cultural History” Has Been Returned After 40 Years
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.