Open House

Van Gogh Night

Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier), August 1888
Vincent van Gogh
Dutch, 1853-1890
Oil on canvas
25-1/4 x 21-1/2 in. (64.1 x 54.6 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation

Van Gogh Night

Date: Friday, February 01, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Speakers: Carol Togneri and Staff Educator
Type: Open House

Join us for an evening looking at one of the world’s most recognizable artists. Three talks explore Van Gogh’s influences, work and impact. The evening begins with an overview of art from Manet to Van Gogh, followed by Chief Curator Carol Togneri’s introduction to Van Gogh’s works in the Norton Simon Museum collections and the loan from the National Gallery of Art. The evening ends with a discussion that examines Van Gogh’s influence on expressionism and the art of the 20th century. Offered concurrently with the gallery talks are art-making activities for artists of all ages to create original works.


Special Exhibition Galleries | Admission to the Museum and all programs are free. | Space for the first and final talks is limited to 25 participants. Please sign up at the Information Desk no later than 15 minutes prior to each session.