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Norton Simon Museum

411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
+1 626-449-6840
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An excellent art gallery set in a beautiful sculpture garden

I was very impressed with the art collection, particularly the late Impressionist collection. the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Comox, Canada
What a jewel!

Easy free parking right at location, beautiful gardens with Sculptures and great foliage, good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
+1 626-449-6840
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was very impressed with the art collection, particularly the late Impressionist collection. the sculpture garden is beautiful - be sure to take the free guide which will tell you about both sculptures and plants. Best to visit in all seasons.

Thank vrp242
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy free parking right at location, beautiful gardens with Sculptures and great foliage, good lunch available with beer and wine! Great little gift shop, a lot of modern masters, Van Gough, Picasso, and the Impressionists, a lot of 16th Century Dutch painters, really good for...More

Thank larry o
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have lived in Pasadena for over 30 years and I have seen the museum go through major changes. Its still a great little museum with a good ambience. Unfortunately, for my own desires it was transformed from a Contemporary or modern art museum into...More

Thank TONKA2
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a trifecta - the art, the setting, and the gift shop are all terrific. The gardens are lovely and a pleasant place to enjoy a cup of coffee or snack. The Degas sculptures are unmatched . The Asian art and buddha exhibit...More

Thank valtraveler10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday we made a trip to the Norton Simon museum, which I had last visited over 25 years ago. Then, as now, the building and the grounds are beautiful and peaceful. (Try as hard as you can to ignore the freeway sounds coming from the...More

Thank Urbane415
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting here just once or 365 times a year will reward your soul and body. There is always a new surprise in every part of the large park and museum complex. You could spend your whole visit outside roaming the famous park sections from giant...More

Thank SusieHiker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has everything to offer! I have specifically enjoyed medieval European paintings in this museum. Spend an early morning in this museum or visit during the late evening for a couple of hours, either way it's a mesmerizing experience.

Thank Nare I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a morning here and wished we had more time. The main floor is Western art, with a vast collection of Impressionists and Post Impressionists plus artists from earlier centuries, including my favorite Rembrandt. We had to skip the lower floor which was dedicated...More

Thank MarinLin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Norton Simon museum. The permanent collection of art is superb. Mr. Simon had quite the eye for art. The rotating exhibits are fresh, inclusive, interesting, and provide for a really cool experience. The sculpture garden is a lovely place for a stroll...More

Thank MsJSmart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but delicious art museum. Some treasure for everyone. Abit of French, Dutch, Asian, Sculpture, a real treat.

Thank newell12017
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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