Stories in the Afternoon

Imagined Jungles

Exotic Landscape, 1910
Henri Rousseau
French, 1844–1910
Oil on canvas
51-1/4 x 64 in. (130.2 x 162.6 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation

Imagined Jungles

Date: Sunday, March 02, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Staff Educator
Type: Stories in the Afternoon

Henri Rousseau is known for his paintings of far-away landscapes and exotic animals, but he found his inspiration at home in the local botanical gardens and zoo. Spend an afternoon in the galleries looking at Rousseau’s Exotic Landscape and learning about his story. Then use your imagination to make your own jungle scene.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | Free with admission. This activity is designed for families with children ages 4–8. | No reservations needed