Location Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Events at Norton Simon Museum
An Afternoon Salon features a museum educator discussing artist Isamu Noguchi’s experience at the Mexico City Mercado Abelardo L. Rodriguez in 1936, where he created a sculptural mural at a site supervised by Diego Rivera as guests explore works and artists that bridge two continents, from 1 to 2 p.m., free with museum admission of $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and free for members, students and those 18 and younger.
Family Art Night invites guests with children ages 6 to 10 to observe how others stand, walk or move, then create a tall figure using wire and foil from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., free with museum admission of $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and free for members, students and those 18 and younger.
The painting “Bedroom” by Van Gogh is on view Friday through March 6, on loan from the Art Institute of Chicago. The work serves as a meditation on friendship, hope and crushing disappointment, a sort of self-portrait, symbolic of Van Gogh’s wandering existence and search for an elusive sense of purpose. The artist, who famously suffered from mental health issues created the work while spending time at an asylum in France in 1889.