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Norton Simon Museum

411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
+1 626-449-6840
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We were in California to visit the Getty Center (and really enjoyed it) and only came across the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
anthony1930
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AN APEX OF MUSEOLOGY - AN OASIS ON MANY LEVELS

There are not enough superlatives to describe the Norton Simon Museum. The structures, the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BULLDOG742014
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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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“sculpture garden” (141 reviews)
“van gogh” (91 reviews)
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411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were in California to visit the Getty Center (and really enjoyed it) and only came across the Norton Simon Museum as we passed it when visiting the Gamble House so checked it out with Google and decided to delay our trip on to San...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are not enough superlatives to describe the Norton Simon Museum. The structures, the grouping of the collections, the enhanced and intelligent presentation of the works, and the seamless flow between the interiors and the exceptional English water garden with its sculptures and walking paths...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the coolest art museum. Norton Simon knew great art. Everyone you have ever heard about is in there! The collection is AMAZING!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is maybe my favorite museum in LA. They have wonderful events for the community, including drawing sessions every Saturday, a beautiful sculpture garden, and I was surprised by all the impressive pieces of well known artwork I saw there! It's fun to go on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I periodically take my children there to see exhibits. A visitor can rent recordings to help facilitate a self guided tour. It has a wide range of art and sculpture.

1  Thank Rupert G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely exhibited. We visited the Indian 19th century special exhibition. Very nice. The food at the cafeteria is surprisingly good. Decent parking space. Must see.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy museums, do visit the Norton Simon museum. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon in Pasadena.

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

I love the Norton Simon I'm a member and it contains a vast collection of permanat rennicance art by the finest artists as well as a amazing asian art collection,treat your self to lunch by the lovely pond.

2  Thank LaCanadagirl
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

I have taken the Boss here a couple of times. It is a moderate sized museum that is close to our home. It has an excellent collection of art from the 1400's up to the end of what I consider art say 1890 or so....More

1  Thank David L
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Perfect sized museum with some beautiful sculptures and paintings. Great variety so you are sure to find things to your taste.

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Per their website: Adults $12.00 Seniors (ages 62 and above) $9.00 Children (ages 18 and under) Free Students with valid I.D. Free
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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
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