Collections include European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years, modern and contemporary art, and photography.
Approximately 1,000 works from the permanent collection of 12,000 objects are on view in the Norton Simon Museum’s galleries and sculpture garden throughout the year. There are two temporary exhibition spaces within the Museum showcasing three to five exhibitions centered on the collection, and one special masterpiece loan, per year. The Museum also produces scholarly publications focused on segments of the collections on view at the Museum.
The Museum was designed to be harmonious with its residential neighbors, though on a grand scale, and includes several sculpture gardens.
Please check the museum website for updated exhibition information. Scheduling may have been modified as a result of the temporary museum closure.
A masterpiece reunited with related pictures from Simon’s holdings of post-impressionist art.
Explore the rich life of this previously unstudied 15th-century sculpture
60 works explore artists' relationship with food cultures in Europe, 1500-1900
Words as an essential part of visual culture, spanning the comical to the political to the conceptual
42 rarely seen works explore the diverse ways deities are engaged by their devotees