New at the Norton Simon

Oct 27, 2009

Degas' Portrait of Madame Dietz-Monnin, 1879Portraiture enthusiasts be advised: starting October 30th, the Norton Simon will be running an exhibition entitled Gaze: Portraiture After Ingres. Bringing together nearly 150 works from the permanent collection, the exhibition traces portraiture from its classical orthodoxy in the Paris Salon to its place in the radical oeuvres of Picasso, Duchamp and Warhol.

A minor masterpiece on loan from the Frick Collection in New York, though not technically part of the exhibit, nonetheless gives it its name: Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s Comtesse d’Haussonville, 1845. The painting by Ingres, a French Neoclassicist known for his portraits, is the first loan from the Frick in a new art exchange program.

Gaze: Portraiture After Ingres
October 30, 2009 – April 5, 2010
Norton Simon Museum of Art
411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Adult admission $8
For information call 626.449.6840 or visit

Ingres’s Comtesse d’Haussonville from the Frick Collection
October 30, 2009 – January 25, 2010
Norton Simon Museum of Art

1 Response for “New at the Norton Simon”

  1. This is a great reminder that I still need to take a trip to the Norton Simon. I can’t believe I’ve never been there! This is my confession.



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