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Norton Simon Museum

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Address: 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone Number: 626-449-6840
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description: The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most...
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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Sublime setting where Orange Grove Boulevard and Colorado Blvd. meet. Magnificent artwork, beautiful garden, lovely architecture. Perfect place to linger and enjoy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Sublime setting where Orange Grove Boulevard and Colorado Blvd. meet. Magnificent artwork, beautiful garden, lovely architecture. Perfect place to linger and enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A lot of room to walk around and a lot of interesting exhibits. I loved the sculptures outside. You will love this little museum.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Norton Simon is just large enough to get through completely without feeling overwhelmed. The Impressionist art is my favorite section. It also has a great garden area with statues by various artists including Rodin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There are so many things to love about the Norton Simon Museum. First, the beautiful sculpture garden that surrounds the building is full of Rodin sculptures that present a very good representation of the quality to expect inside. The collections are beautiful, the facility is very spacious and set up to enjoy the artistic organically. Just wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Extraordinary collection. Especially rich in Post-Impressionist art, from Van Gogh, Gauguin to Toulouse-Lautrec. Also great depth in Degas, and another entire wing with Old Master Paintings, several great Rembrands. Rich holdings of Southeast Asian sculpture on the lower floor, and great Rodin bronzes in the garden. Beautifully curated to bring out thematic ideas, and connections.

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I judge art museums on a single scale (unlike restaurants). So the Met, the Louvre, the Getty are the 5's. It's hard to compete with those. Even my favorite, Legion of Honor in SF I rate a 4. Norton Simon has a great collection, housed very nicely, good audio tour (with many different people doing narration), and everything is nicely... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

At the Norton Simon there are gems you might not expect to find. Manet, Monet and Van Gogh are here. There is a really nice collection of impressionist paintings, and a little garden with sculptures by well-known modern masters;"The Burgers of Calais" are at the entrance. If you like 18th Century large paintings of historical events , or earlier religious... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visited the museum on Friday, June 19th, to view "Arrangement in Gray & Black #1" (Whistler's Mother).... The entrance fee is $12...... without the special exhibition: "Tete a Tete". It was a nice show w/ works by Toulouse Lautrec, Degas, & Van Gogh.... The Degas included a lovely charcoal, pastel & sculpture.... The Lautrec were painting, that I never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

WOW! Incredible. The outside garden with all the sculptures on a sunny Pasadena day. One of the best museums in the world.

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The sculpture garden is lovely. The lower level with statues placed in front of windows ,creating lovely tableaus, and the statues out front are all exceptional. I find their collection of impressionist paintings to be the best in Southern California museums.

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Additional Information about Norton Simon Museum

Address: 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone Number: 626-449-6840
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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