Please join us for an ARLIS/SC Day in Pasadena, at the Norton Simon Museum,
Monday, July 18, 2011.
Meet at the Norton Simon Museum at 11 am for a special orientation to the museum and its collections, led by Melody Rod-ari, curator of the ‘Where Art Meets Science: Ancient Sculpture from the Hindu-Buddhist World’ exhibit. (The museum opens to the public at noon: we will have access to the galleries before the museum opens!). Retired Art Historian David T. Sanford (specialist in South India and Hindu iconography) will join us in the South Indian bronzes galleries to discuss the Norton Simon’s superb collection of Chola bronzes and traditional bronze casting in southern India.
After lunch (on your own) in the museum’s sculpture garden café, curator Gloria Williams Sander will discuss her exhibit planning activities and lead a tour of her ‘Surface Truths: Abstract Painting in the Sixties’ exhibit.
Attendees will be able to stay in the museum until closing at 6pm. (Members of the 2013 ARLIS/NA conference Planning Committee will hold a meeting after the curator led tour.)
Note: Monday July 18, is the day that the I-405 will reopen after the week-end Sepulveda Pass closure. If you are coming in from out of town the week-end before the 18th, you should plan to avoid the I-405. See http://www.metro.net/projects/I-405/ for more information.
RSVPs: Please confirm your attendance by July 14, 2011, to jhenri [at] library [dot] ucla [dot] edu. Because we will be allowed in to the museum one hour before the museum opens, please plan to arrive at the museum by 11am. (If you arrive early, you can enjoy the Rodin sculptures on the grounds outside the museum!)