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SPONSORED EVENT: Manet’s Philosophers from the Art Institute of Chicago

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, every day through February 28, 2022.
Norton Simon Museum
Norton Simon Museum - Manet’s Philosophers
(1) Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883), Beggar with Oysters (Philosopher) (detail), 1865/67, oil on canvas, The Art Institute of Chicago, Arthur Jerome Eddy Memorial Collection (2) Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883), Beggar with a Duffle Coat (Philosopher), 1865/67, Oil on canvas, The Art Institute of Chicago, A. A. Munger Collection (3) Édouard Manet (French, 1832-1883), The Ragpicker, c. 1865-1870, Oil on canvas, The Norton Simon Foundation

The Norton Simon Museum presents a special installation of Édouard Manet’s three Philosopher paintings: Beggar with Oysters (Philosopher) and Beggar with a Duffle Coat (Philosopher), both dated 1865/67 and on loan from the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Ragpicker, from c. 1865–1870, one of the highlights of the Norton Simon collections.

Shown together for the first time in fifty-five years, these richly resonant works reveal Manet at his most provocative, harnessing the authority of an established style to convey dignity on a class of people overlooked by French society.

Exhibition Info: Manet’s Philosophers from the Art Institute of Chicago
November 19, 2021–February 28, 2022

Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105

About the sponsor:
The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Modern and Contemporary Art from Europe and the United States, acquired by the former Pasadena Art Museum, also occupies an important place in the Museum’s collections. The Museum houses more than 12,000 objects, roughly 1,000 of which are on view in the galleries and gardens. Two temporary exhibition spaces feature rotating installations of artworks not on permanent display.

Temporary Hours

Monday12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Friday12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Admission Fees & Tickets

Seniors (ages 62 and above)$12.00
Children (ages 18 and under)Free
Students with valid I.D.Free
Museum MembersFree