Friday, March 1, 2013

olio fri #1: last chance to see van gogh at norton simon for free tonight

Today's March 1st, meaning free entrance to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena from 6 to 9 pm tonight!

They give free admission the first Friday of every month, and I went last month to catch their Van Gogh spotlight. I missed the lectures, but I did get to see the 1889 self portrait on loan from the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The exhibit ends in a few days, on March 4th, so head over and see it while you can! There are Van Gogh spotlight tour talks available at 6 pm and 7 pm tonight as well.

There's plenty of other great art available at the museum as well. Cezanne, Degas, Monet, Manet... Here are some things I fell in love with, in addition to the Van Gogh I saw:

The featured portrait! Click to enlarge.

Museum explanation :) Click to enlarge.

Such beautiful penmanship!

Paul Cezanne, Tulips in a Vase, 1888-1890.

Cezanne again, Vase of Flowers, 1880-81.


Degas, 1879. Such a fun portrait! And I love sketches. Though the lady wasn't as happy with it...

It's a beautiful Friday, do something fun this first weekend of March. Enjoy!

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