Thursday, January 31, 2013

tomorrow night! van gogh open house at the norton simon

For those of you in the Pasadena area, there's a great event going on tomorrow night at the Norton Simon Museum.

The museum currently has Van Gogh's 1889 self portrait on loan from the National Gallery of Art, and I suppose in honor of that is having an open house spotlighting the Dutch painter.

I just got off the phone with a lady from the museum and the three talks will be at 6:30, 7:15 and 8:00. Each one is to be 30 minutes long and involves different material. The first covers before Van Gogh up to Van Gogh, and the last covers Van Gogh and after, into contemporary. Both of those take place in the gallery, which has limited occupancy and so requires the prior sign-up. The middle lecture, focusin ong Van Gogh, is in the auditorium.

Also, the Norton Simon actually offers free admission every first Friday of the month, from 6 to 9 pm. Great news for those of us who can't make it tomorrow, and those of us in general! More details on admission fees and hours available here.

From the official online flyer:
Van Gogh Night
Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier), August 1888
Vincent van Gogh
Dutch, 1853-1890
Oil on canvas
25-1/4 x 21-1/2 in. (64.1 x 54.6 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation

Open House


Van Gogh Night

Date: Friday, February 01, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Speakers: Carol Togneri and Staff Educator
Type: Open House

Join us for an evening looking at one of the world’s most recognizable artists. Three talks explore Van Gogh’s influences, work and impact. The evening begins with an overview of art from Manet to Van Gogh, followed by Chief Curator Carol Togneri’s introduction to Van Gogh’s works in the Norton Simon Museum collections and the loan from the National Gallery of Art. The evening ends with a discussion that examines Van Gogh’s influence on expressionism and the art of the 20th century. Offered concurrently with the gallery talks are art-making activities for artists of all ages to create original works.

Special Exhibition Galleries | Admission to the Museum and all programs are free. | Space for the first and final talks is limited to 25 participants. Please sign up at the Information Desk no later than 15 minutes prior to each session.

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