Norton Simon Museum

Norton Simon Museum

About the Museum


Interior View, Norton Simon Museum
© Norton Simon Art Foundation, Elon Schoenholz

Interior View, Norton Simon Museum

Norton Simon Museum
© Norton Simon Art Foundation

Norton Simon Museum

Interior View, Norton Simon Museum
© Norton Simon Art Foundation, Elon Schoenholz

Interior View, Norton Simon Museum

Interior View, Norton Simon Museum
© Norton Simon Art Foundation, Elon Schoenholz

Interior View, Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum comprises a vast collection of European painting and sculpture alongside extensive holdings of Asian art. The museum was previously known as the Pasadena Art Museum before it was acquired in the 1970s by entrepreneur Norton Simon, who was looking for a home for his collection of over 4,000 objects and works of art. In the 1990s the museum’s interiors were redesigned by Frank Gehry while its gardens were landscaped by Nancy Goslee Power. Museum highlights include a selection of Japanese woodblock prints from the collection of Frank Lloyd Wright and tranquil sculpture gardens featuring work by Henry Moore and sculpture from the Indian subcontinent.

Collection Highlights


Francisco de Zurbarán

Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Rose

Vincent van Gogh

Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier)

Rembrandt van Rijn

Self-Portrait

Raphael

Madonna and Child with Book

Pablo Picasso

Woman with a Book
Norton Simon Museum: Collection Highlights

Francisco de Zurbarán

Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Rose, 1633
Oil on canvas, 62.2 cm x 109.5 cm
© Norton Simon Art Foundation

Vincent van Gogh

Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier), 1888
Oil on canvas, 64.1 cm x 54.6 cm
© Norton Simon Art Foundation

Rembrandt van Rijn

Self-Portrait, c.1636-38
Oil on panel, 63.2 cm x 50.5 cm
© Norton Simon Art Foundation

Raphael

Madonna and Child with Book, c.1502-03
Oil on panel, 55.2 cm x 40 cm
© Norton Simon Art Foundation

Pablo Picasso

Woman with a Book, 1932
Oil on canvas, 130.5 cm x 97.8 cm
© 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image courtesy Norton Simon Museum, The Norton Simon Foundation

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R.I.P.: On Art and Mourning

8 Sep - 28 Nov 2017

Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor

10 Nov 2017 - 9 Apr 2018
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