Norton Simon Offers Free ‘Meditative Moments’

Published on Jun 17, 2020

Image Courtesy Norton Simon Museum website

Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum has started a series that will help art aficionados continue to connect to paintings and sculptures in the museum on a deeper level, even from home, NBC reported Tuesday.

Called “Meditative Moments,” the series is a free online service recently introduced to give comfort and joy to people during the pandemic response, and features a number of Norton Simon works, with a vocal description detailing what those works represent.

“The Museum’s Education staff incorporates mindfulness and meditation into many of their in-gallery programs as a way to encourage thoughtful contemplation of the remarkable artworks on view,” the museum said in a statement.

“While the Museum is temporarily closed, they have recreated some of these concepts into an easy-to-follow at-home routine, which we hope brings some moments of peace and calm during this stressful period.”

On “Meditative Moments,” the online museum fan can read the prompts online, or listen to the museum’s Mariko Tu, Manager of Family and Youth Programs, as she guides you through these short and relaxing exercises.

To connect with these meditations, which are grouped into healing meditation, reflection meditation, walking meditations, breathing meditations, and more, register for the weekly Norton Simon Museum from Home newsletter, or visit

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