Provides students, researchers, designers, and the public with resources to examine the roles of historic fashion, accessories, textiles, jewelry, fragrance, and related ephemera in their relationship to society, history, art and technology.
The Norton Simon Museum holds a large collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, a collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years and Modern and Contemporary Art from Europe and the United States.
This non-collecting museum is located on the westside of Los Angeles. Its exhibitions and programs reveal the vibrant, untold stories and pivotal moments in the history of contemporary art and culture.
The Museum encourages all people to develop and increase their understanding and appreciation for modern and contemporary artwork via a variety of exhibitions, as well as educational programs, artist talks, lectures, and symposia.
The Museum was the first dedicated museum building in Los Angeles, opening its doors in 1913. It has amassed one of the world’s most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history — with more than 35 million objects.