A collection of interviews and features on topics related to the Norton Simon Museums exhibitions and collections. The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, 20th-century industrialist Norton Simon (1907-1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Modern and Contemporary Art from Europe and the United States, acquired by the former Pasadena Art Museum, also occupies an important place in the Museums collections. The Museum houses more than 12,000 objects, roughly 1,000 of which are on view in the galleries and gardens. Highlights of the collection include works by Raphael, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, and Picasso.
Audio: Van Gogh’s ‘Bedroom’ on Loan From the Art Institute of Chicago09/12/2016 Duración: 11min
In this audio podcast, Chief Curator Carol Togneri talks to Gloria Groom, Chair of European Painting and Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago, about Van Gogh’s iconic Bedroom. Produced in conjunction with the installation of that painting at the Museum from December 9, 2016 through March 6, 2017.
Manet's "The Railway" on Loan from the National Gallery of Art, Washington14/11/2014 Duración: 04min
In this audio podcast, Chief Curator Carol Togneri talks to Mary Morton, Curator and Head of the Department of French Paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, about the fascinating history of Manet’s masterpiece The Railway. Produced in conjunction with the installation of that painting at the Museum from December 5, 2014 through March 2, 2015.
Audio: Goya's "Don Pedro, Duque de Osuna," c. 1795–1800, on Loan from The Frick Collection, New York18/11/2013 Duración: 07min
In this audio podcast, produced in conjunction with the loan of Goya’s handsome portrait of Don Pedro, Duque de Osuna, c. 1795–1800, on Loan from The Frick Collection, New York, Chief Curator Carol Togneri interviews Frick Senior Curator Susan Grace Galassi. The artist’s illustrious career, his long-term relationship to the Duke and his family, and the political upheaval in early 19th-century Spain are discussed in this fascinating interview. The painting is on view at the Norton Simon Museum from December 6, 2013 through March 3, 2014.
Audio: Van Gogh’s “Self-Portrait,” 1889, on Loan from the National Gallery of Art, Washington06/11/2012 Duración: 11min
In this audio podcast, produced in conjunction with the loan of Van Gogh’s electrifying Self-Portrait from 1889 from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Chief Curator Carol Togneri interviews Mary Morton, Curator of French Painting, and Ann Hoenigswald, Senior Conservator of Paintings, both from the National Gallery. The artist’s tempestuous life and brilliant talents are discussed in this fascinating interview.
Audio: Memling’s “Portrait of a Man,” on Loan from The Frick Collection, New York09/01/2012 Duración: 07min
In this audio podcast, produced in conjunction with the captivating loan of Memling's Portrait of a Man, c. 1470-75, from The Frick Collection, New York, Chief Curator Carol Togneri interviews The Frick’s Assistant Curator Margaret Iacono. Memling’s life, his works, and his remarkable career in Bruges are discussed here, as is the story of how his compelling portrait came to hang in The Frick Collection.
Audio: Vermeer’s "Woman with a Lute" on Loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York17/06/2011 Duración: 15min
In this audio podcast, produced in conjunction with the rare loan of Vermeer's Woman with a Lute, c. 1662-63, from Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Chief Curator Carol Togneri interviews the Met's Curator of European Paintings Walter Liedtke. A noted scholar of Dutch art, Liedtke discusses the enigmatic painting and its iconography, Vermeer's unique creative techniques, and why the artist's few remaining paintings are so popular today, more than 300 years since the artist's death.
Audio: Ingres's "Comtesse d'Haussonville" On Loan from The Frick Collection08/10/2009 Duración: 10min
Chief Curator Carol Togneri speaks with The Frick Collection's Associate Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Colin Bailey about Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres's stunning portrait of Comtesse d'Haussonville, 1845. This portrait of the comtesse is the first loan from the Frick in an art exchange program between the venerable New York institution and the Norton Simon foundations. This captivating, large-scale work has never before traveled to California.
Audio: Gaze: Portraiture after Ingres16/09/2009 Duración: 08min
Assistant Curator Leah Lehmbeck traces artistic engagements with portraiture following French master Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres's influence in the early to mid-19th century through to the present day, and examines why this genre, so seemingly laden with restrictions and expectations, appealed to some of the greatest avant-garde painters in the history of art.
Audio: Indian Paintings in the Norton Simon Museum14/04/2009 Duración: 06min
Curator Christine Knoke discusses how Norton Simon became interested in Asian art and how recently donated works have expanded the Museum's Asian art collection. Created in conjunction with the exhibition Exceptionally Gifted: Recent Donations to the Norton Simon Museum, on view April 17 through August 31, 2009.
Audio: Matisse's Amours at the Norton Simon Museum19/02/2009 Duración: 05min
Assistant Curator Leah Lehmbeck discusses Henri Matisse's exceptional but rarely considered artist's book Florilège des Amours de Ronsard or Anthology of Ronsard's Love Poems. Created in conjunction with the exhibition Matisse's Amours: Illustrations of Pierre de Ronsard's Love Poems on view at the Norton Simon Museum from February 13 through June 8, 2009.
Audio: Vermeer's "A Lady Writing" Comes to the Norton Simon Museum07/10/2008 Duración: 08min
Chief Curator Carol Togneri talks to Arthur K. Wheelock, Curator of Northern Baroque Paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, about Dutch master Johannes Vermeer and his compelling painting, A Lady Writing, c. 1665. A Lady Writing is on loan from the National Gallery of Art to the Norton Simon Museum from November 7, 2008 through February 2, 2009 as part of the institutions' art exchange program.
Audio: Ruth Weisberg and her Dialogue with the Past20/09/2008 Duración: 09min
Distinguished artist and scholar Ruth Weisberg describes her series inspired by Guido Cagnacci’s powerful Martha Rebuking Mary for Her Vanity (after 1660), one of the Norton Simon Museum’s most important Baroque paintings. Weisberg’s 20 paintings, monumental drawings and monotypes are featured in the Norton Simon Museum’s exhibition Ruth Weisberg: Guido Cagnacci and the Resonant Image, on view October 17, 2008, through March 2, 2009.
Audio: The Art of War: American War Posters from the Norton Simon Museum15/09/2008 Duración: 06min
This episode looks at how U.S. government-sponsored posters got the American public to support both world wars. Leah Lehmbeck, Assistant Curator at the Norton Simon Museum, Allan M. Winkler, Professor at the Miami University, Ohio, and Robert Smullyan Sloan, one of the last living artists who created war-time posters, are featured. Created in conjunction with the exhibition The Art of War: American Posters from World War I and World War II, on view at the Norton Simon Museum from September 5, 2008 through January 26, 2009.
Audio: Don Bachardy Draws Norton Simon02/08/2008 Duración: 12min
Celebrated artist Don Bachardy discusses the portraits he created in the early 1970s of art collector and friend Norton Simon. The artist also talks about how he became an artist, his techniques, and how his relationship with writer Christopher Isherwood opened the door to drawing some of the world's most fascinating people. This interview was conducted in 2007 to commemorate the centenary of Norton Simon's birth and the Norton Simon Art Foundation's acquisition of the Bachardy portraits.
Audio: Marcel Duchamp at the Pasadena Art Museum02/07/2008 Duración: 11min
Norton Simon Museum Curator Gloria Williams Sander interviews art historian Dickran Tashjian about Marcel Duchamp and his first American retrospective held at the Pasadena Art Museum, now the Norton Simon Museum, in 1963, and curated by the legendary Walter Hopps. Created in conjunction with Marcel Duchamp Redux, a commemorative installation on view at the Norton Simon Museum from April 25 through December 8, 2008.