"Whistler's Mother" is one of the most iconic paintings in the America art world. But sadly, most Americans don't get a chance to see it in person unless they travel to Europe.
It was bought by France in 1891 and usually hangs at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.
Now, a rare treat for art lovers: "Whistler's Mother" is here on display in Southern California now through June.
It's one of three paintings currently on loan to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena in the new exhibition, "Tête-à-tête: Three Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay."
The museum's associate curator Emily Beeny speaks with Alex Cohen to give a behind the scenes look into why these three paintings were chosen to pay a visit to Southern California.