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Norton Simon Museum

411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
+1 626-449-6840
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First Fridays are free!

I come here with my father in law on Friday evenings to get inspired for the weekend. First Friday... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Los Angeles, California
Free night is the best deal ever!

The first Friday evening at 6pm, the museum is free until closing time....what an awesome gift to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael G
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The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Modern and Contemporary Art from Europe and the United States, acquired by the former Pasadena Art Museum, also occupies an important place in the Museum’s collections.
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“european art” (32 reviews)
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411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
+1 626-449-6840
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I come here with my father in law on Friday evenings to get inspired for the weekend. First Friday of each month the museum is free and open to the public so we love wandering the outdoor sculpture garden and saying hello to the permanent...More

Thank Katiesarahflynn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The first Friday evening at 6pm, the museum is free until closing time....what an awesome gift to us to see the works of monet, manet, degas and van gogh...plus an Asian collection that will blow you away....the first Friday of each month at 6pm.....so good!

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Though I live only ten minutes by car from the Norton Simon, I only recently went there for the first time with an out-of-town visitor. It's a beautiful museum indoors and out, with countless well known pieces from some of the worlds best known artists....More

Thank DHBall
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Museum - Start with the movie that goes through the history of Norton Simon who started as a business owner during the industrial age and then became an avid art collector. You can then get a perspective of the art collection. What is not...More

Thank Byron G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Norton has a small but exquisite collection, especially Van Gogh's and Degas'. But the garden cafe is a true gem. Set in the sculpture garden which has a beautiful pond, the cafe us a great spot for a quiet lunch. The museum is open...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the museum. Very well maintained and easy to navigate. Great time was had by all!

Thank cagarwal2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place where art, history and geography are beckoning to take you into what beauty and aesthetics have been through ages and parts of the world. Take your time and enjoy it. As a premium you may treat yourself to a stroll in...More

Thank Boualem11
Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden area is especially beautiful and peaceful with exceptional sculptures. Inside the collections are exquisite. Taking photos without flash is allowed. Parking was very easy. I spent 3 hours enjoying the art and renewing my creative interests. So glad I went!

Thank Luv2Trek2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to the Norton Simon any day you are in for a treat - a number of beautifully arranged galleries with masterpieces from the 16 to 21st century, plus a very fine collection of Asian art occupying the floor below the main floor....More

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum with a teen aged granddaughter who likes impressionistic art. There is plenty of parking and admission was free for those under 18. We spent about 2 hours inside where they have a great collection of pieces from well known artists such...More

Thank CalifCar
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
Monday - 12 pm - 5 pm Tuesday - Closed Wednesday 12 pm - 5 pm Thursday 12 pm - 5 pm Friday 11 am - 8 pm Saturday 11 am - 8 pm Sunday 11 am - 8 pm
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Response from Stuart L | Reviewed this property |
Also - don't miss the Huntington Gardens and museums just down the road