College Night at the Norton Simon Museum


Join us for a special night just for college students!  Meet our curators and conservator and get behind-the-scenes information about your favorite paintings and sculptures. Learn about the 20-foot-tall Buddhist thangka in the special exhibition In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas. Get inspired by the photography exhibition Face It: The Photographic Portrait, and then channel that inspiration as you draw in the galleries and enjoy music, food and drinks with fellow art lovers in the Museum’s sculpture garden.

Students receive 25% off all food for sale in the Garden Café; alcohol excluded from discount.

Registration is recommended but not required. 

7:00–9:00 p.m. | Drawing in the Galleries
Inspired by the art? Pick up a drawing board and materials of your choice and draw in our galleries.

7:20–8:40 p.m. | Curator and Conservator-Led Tours (20 min.)
*Space is limited for each tour; sign up will be available on-site at 7:00 p.m.

7:20 p.m.
 -In the Land of Snow: Explore the Museum's first large-scale Himalayan Buddhist art exhibition with Assistant Curator Melody Rod-ari.
 OR 
 -Conserving Collections: Join conservator John Griswold as he explains how the Museum maintains a protective environment for artwork, from specialized lighting, temperature, humidity controls and earthquake safety.

7:40 p.m.
 -Face It: See the beauty of photography in Face It: The Photographic Portrait with Curator Gloria Williams. 
 OR
 -Designing a Gallery Space: Learn how a gallery space is designed with Chief Curator Carol Togneri. 

8:00 p.m.
 -Art Restoration:
Conservator John Griswold provides a glimpse into the ways art conservators apply key principles of "minimal  intervention" and "reversibility" in the treatment of artworks in need of stabilization or restoration.
 OR
 -Face It: See the beauty of photography in Face It: The Photographic Portrait with Curator Gloria Williams.

The event is FREE for all college students with a valid ID. For more information contact us at 626-844-6980 or [email protected].

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