May 4, 2019


Join SLOMA for a day trip to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. Internationally known for its impressive collection of European and Asian art, as well as its commanding view of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade, the museum also boasts an extensive collection of modern art, including works by Picasso, Braque, and Rivera.

In addition to the museum’s collection on view, travelers will tour the exhibition Matisse/Odalisque, which explores the theme of the odalisque in European art in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The odalisque, a harem slave or concubine, was a popular subject in European art throughout the colonial period. These erotic images of women in the geographically vague “Orient” evoked a life of luxury and indolence far removed from nineteenth-century industrial society (and twenty-first century standards of representing race and gender). Featuring pictures by Henri Matisse, Frédéric Bazille, and Pablo Picasso, among others, it shows that artists employed dazzling combinations of color and ornament to foreground the orientalist subject as a work of pictorial fantasy.

Reserve your seat online or by calling SLOMA at 805-543-8562.


Saturday, May 4, 2019. Registration $115 SLOMA members, $130 general includes round trip transportation on a comfortable motorcoach with AmericanStar Trailways, museum dmission, and snacks. Convenient pickups in SLO and Arroyo Grande.

Please review our cancellation policy: Due to advanced transportation and ticketing costs, cancellations requested on or before April 19, 2019 will receive a full refund minus 10% fee; cancellations after April 19 will not receive a refund unless the trip is canceled by SLOMA. Purchased tickets cannot be transferred to future trips or events.

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