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Rodin & Canaletto — Mattox & Flavin

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The Paizzetta, Venice, Looking North, early 1730s by Canaletto

He admired the bronzes so much, he wrote poems about them.

Auguste Rodin was “enamored” with Chola bronzes from southern India, and the Norton Simon Museum has a collection of Chola sculpture, which shall be used to compare and contrast with the works of Rodin, “who is credited with single-handedly reviving sculpture in the late 19th century.” Rodin & Chola Bronzes, Afternoon Salon, Sunday, May 19th, 2-3 p.m.; sign up at the Information Desk as space is limited.

A Walk in the Garden: Nature and Art is a one-hour walking tour with a Museum educator, “exploring nature and art.” Saturday, May 18th, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; sign up at Information Desk as space is limited.

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Photo courtesy of Norton Simon Museum

To coincide with the installation of Dan Flavin’s “monument” on the survival of Mrs. Peppin, Michael Govan discusses the artist’s career. Dan Flavin: Maximalism, Saturday, May 18th, 4-5 p.m.; suggested arrival time, no later than 3 p.m.

Family Art Night looks at Canaletto and Giovanni Pannini who were known for their paintings of Italian cityscapes and then guests are invited to “design” a building of their own. The Art of Building, Friday, May 17th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; families with children ages 4-10; no reservations needed.

Natural Beauty: Deconstructing Flowers welcomes artist Jamie Sweetman who leads a drawing class in the galleries and gardens, teaching “essential drawing techniques aimed at better understanding of natural forms.” Friday, May 17th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; all levels of experience welcome; all materials included with admission; online registration required; cost, $20.

Continuing Exhibit: Beyond Brancusi “demonstrates how sculpture moved from being a self-contained, three-dimensional object to one that engages with its surrounding space” (ParisPhoto.com).

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Charles Mattox, Small Blue Rocker, 1967

Norton Simon Museum: Events May 17-19, 2013
411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91105
NortonSimon.org or call 626.449.6480

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Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara with Eleven Heads, c. 1500; photo courtesy of Norton Simon Museum

 




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