New Video Series!
Encounters with the Collection: Drawings
This month we launch a new Encounters with the Collection series of videos that feature drawings in the Norton Simon collections. Our debut episode, written and narrated by Chief Curator Emily Talbot, explores The Moulin Rouge, an ink drawing created by Pablo Picasso in 1901, when the Spanish artist was not yet 20 years old.
Depicting three people in the corner of a cramped cabaret, the drawing evokes the illustrative style of Toulouse-Lautrec, an artist Picasso had admired even before his arrival in Paris. Talbot relates this early act of appropriation to the longer history of Picasso’s engagement with art of the past. | WATCH
General Admission Tickets Now Available for July 1–12
We are pleased to release general admission tickets for the period of July 1 through 12. (Members no longer need to reserve tickets in advance.)
Please note that the Museum is open on Sunday, July 4th from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Spend your holiday with us! | PURCHASE TICKETS
Virtual Afternoon for Teachers
Sunday, July 11, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
K–12 Teachers, join us for a free, virtual professional development program that explores new ways to bring art into the classroom. Held over WebEx, a video conference platform, this program features virtual tours, meditations, mindful looking, art-making and discussions. Space is limited. | LEARN MORE & REGISTER
Virtual Young Artists’ Workshop: The Stories Behind Paintings
Saturday, July 17, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Storyboard artist Ashlyn Anstee leads students through the basics of storytelling and howto create a storyboard based on a painting from the Norton Simon collections. Held over WebEx, students learn how to create a storyboard using the three elements of writing, drawing and storytelling. FREE. Designed for students ages 8–12. | REGISTER
Virtual Teen Arts: Botanical Monotypes
Saturday, July 31, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Explore the botanical lithographs of artist Ruth Asawa in a printmaking workshop with artist and educator Valentina M. Quezada.
Held over WebEx, students create monoprints inspired by nature and experiment with lines and shapes to make several unique prints. FREE. Designed for students ages 13–18. | REGISTER
What We’re Reading: The Louvre’s Digital Resources for its Body and Soul Exhibition
Assistant Curator Maggie Bell writes, “The Louvre’s exhibition Body and Soul: Italian Renaissance Sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo (which ended yesterday, June 21) is a focused exploration of sculpture’s ability to express emotion through the human body, which was a central goal for artists in the Italian Renaissance.
The exhibition website offers a range of digital content, but if you only have time for a brief immersion, the 4-minute overview video offers a great sense of the stunning works in this show.” | EXPLORE
In Our Store: Lesley Goren California Flowers Notecard Set
Summer has arrived and our Sculpture Garden is in full bloom! In our store (both online and onsite), we are pleased to feature this striking set of notecards by Southern California-based artist Lesley Goren, which celebrates the beauty of California’s native flowers. | SHOP