November 13, 1994 |
The Norton Simon Museum is preparing to celebrate a proud but rather obscure chapter of Southern California's art- collecting history. Unlike the oft-lamented litany of treasures that might have been ensconced here but got away, this story is about an important collection that stayed. The heroine is Galka Scheyer, a German-born art patron who settled in Los Angeles in 1928 and promoted the work of the Blue Four--Lyonel Feininger, Alexei Jawlensky, Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee.
February 6, 1996 |
MOMA to Grow: New York's Museum of Modern Art has bought the neighboring Dorset Hotel and two brownstones in a $50-million transaction that will nearly double the museum's size, a museum spokesperson said Monday. The property was purchased from the estate of developer Sol Goldman after three years of negotiations. The purchase price is being raised by a small group of trustees who wish to remain anonymous, museum director Glenn D. Lowry said.
May 21, 1994 |
The way we see art is not fixed. For decades the persistence of Germanic art and artists in Lotusland didn't entirely make sense. Whether it was filmmaker Oskar Fischinger, architects Richard Neutra and Rudolf Schindler or collectors like Galka Scheyer and Robert Gore Rifkind, the Germanic sensibility was at once too rigorous and too passionate for good old fun-loving, laid-back Los Angeles. Now in still economically discouraged, post-riot, fire and quake L.A.
March 21, 1989 |
Recent speculation about the destiny of Norton Simon's art collection has obscured at least one important fact: The show goes on at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. In addition to long-term displays of major works in the collection, five or six temporary exhibitions each year offer periodic glimpses of a cache that is much too large to show all at once in the spacious building. A current pair of exhibitions (on view through July) deals with the development of abstraction.
June 17, 1994 |
The Norton Simon Museum is readily considered by art mavens to hold the finest art collection amassed in the second half of the 20th Century. "The Norton Simon Museum is certainly one of the great collections of our age," Philippe de Montebello, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, told The Times last June upon the death of the Pasadena museum's founder, Norton Simon, a businessman turned art collector. John Walsh, director of the J.