Museum tours will be announced as scheduled. The City Arts Commission has recently hosted tours of The Autry National Center, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens , The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Cleopatra Exhibition at the California Science Center.
Upcoming Museum Tour:
The Norton Simon Museum
Thursday, February 21, 2013
9:30 a.m. departure from Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue
Join the Newport Beach City Arts Commission and friends from the Newport Beach community for a visit to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. The Norton Simon Museum houses one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled.
As part of the exchange series that brought Raphael’s Small Cowper Madonna and Vermeer’s A Lady Writing to the Norton Simon Museum, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., will once again lend a monumental work. This December the Museum welcomes Vincent van Gogh’s hauntingly compelling Self-Portrait, produced in late August 1889, less than a year before his untimely death at age 3, in July 1890.
Self-Portrait, 1889, Oil on canvas
by Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853 – 1890) Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney, National Gallery of Art, Washington
Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait will be on view in the Museum’s large 19th-century gallery alongside another painting he executed at Saint-Rémy, Mulberry Tree, from October 1889 (created only two months after the Washington painting), as well as other earlier paintings by Van Gogh in the Norton Simon collections. The Self-Portrait will be displayed through Monday, March 4, 2013, and then will return to its home on Constitution Avenue in time to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth, March 30, 2013.
$75 per person ticket includes motorcoach transportation, admission to the Norton Simon Museum, tour and lunch. Space is limited and registration required. Fill out a separate registration form
for each participant and return with payment to: Newport Beach Public Library, Cultural Arts Services, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, 92660
Motorcoach will leave from the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach with check-in at 9:15 a.m. and departure at 9:30 a.m. We will return to the Central Library by approximately 4 p.m.
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