This December, Norton Simon 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 37, in July 1890.
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.
** Free admission on 12/07, Friday evening after 6pm
** We'll meet @ Norton Simon Museum by the front entrance 5:45pm-6PM then precede to our touring. Give yourself about an hour and half time to complete the entire trip in the museum if you've never been there before.
** Please indicate in your RSVP if you're joining us for dinner 'YES' or 'NO'
** We'll meet for dinner 8pm-9pm @ Dog Haus Biergarten in Old Pasadena:
93 E. Green Street, Pasadena 91105 (CLICK HERE for menu)
- We'll be there for an hour or so
1). For museum: Free museum parking in the lot, or street meters
2). For dinner: 90-minute free parking structure on Green Street in Old Pasadena
(give yourself extra time for traveling for busy Friday traffic, finding a parking, or to walk up to the museum, etc.)