Dark Visions: Mid-Century Macabre

Dark Visions: Mid-Century Macabre

Courtesy Norton Simon Museum Edward Kienholz's The Secret House of Eddie Critch, 1961


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$12, $9 seniors, children and students free

Location Info:

Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA  91105
The Norton Simon Museum’s latest exhibit, Dark Visions: Mid-Century Macabre, features 14 works from the 1920s to the 1970s by such artists as Joseph Cornell, George Herms and Edward Kienholz that explore the grim and sinister side of mankind. The collection of paintings, lithographs and assemblage address death, violence, horror – even Minnie Mouse – whether its Kienholz’s wood-veneered writing desk, which contains plastic doll parts and animal fur, or Jack Edward Stuck’s portrait of a man strapped to a chair in a gas chamber.


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