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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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Always wonderful! As always, the best curatorial work in the country! The information available about the pieces from the permanent collection and the special exhibits. We were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Mercer Island, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Always wonderful! As always, the best curatorial work in the country! The information available about the pieces from the permanent collection and the special exhibits. We were intrigued by the information on the impact of chemical advances on the availability of stable blue paints. As always, enjoyed our time in the museum and learned something fascinating painlessly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Norton Simon probably 3 times in 20 years. After my August visit, I want to return annually. It is just great! From the impeccably laid out and cared for grounds, which begin at the street and parking areas, to the sensational sculpture garden courtyard, the use of trees and plantings and water is wonderful. The collection's... More 

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Sykesville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

On the advise of a friend, we visited the Norton Simon Museum. Without knowing it, it was the first time I went to an Art Museum with my 16 year old son. We really enjoyed ourselves, including taking a break outside at the concession stand just enjoying the weather. The collection is so diverse and amazing. If you find a... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

An outstanding collection of art covering virtually every century. Large number of Degas, Henry Moore and Rodin sculptures displayed both indoors and out. Can be toured in a few hours. A wonderfully accessible collection of some of the world's finest art in a modern setting.

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Zebulon, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Norton Simon Museum is in a great location. It is very easy to get there. Is is will-organized and has a great variety of art work. Parking was convenient and provided easy access. Collections include Asian, European, Modern, and Contemporary. My visit was before Sept., 2014, but that is the earliest time available for me to check.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great museum, not too big so it won't take you hours to see everything, has a lot of big named pieces too. There is an outdoor cafe, smallish, compared to the one at the Huntington, but there is a nice little garden you can eat outside in as well.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is an indoor/outdoor museum and can be done in one trip. There is a great cafe in the garden to get a light lunch.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

beautiful inside and out. A really diverse and wonderfully displayed collection. Airy rooms, very special pieces, don't miss Degas collection

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

When you go to Pasadena, one of the must do's, is to take a couple hours to go to the Norton Simon. One does not expect to find such a beautiful museum with such a great permanent collection of Masters. Everyone I have ever taken there is delightfully surprised.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I had a little free time while in Pasadena for a conference so spent a couple of hours in the Norton Simon museum. What a great choice! The museum is relatively small so you can see it mostly in a couple of hours without your head exploding (which is what I often feel like at really big museums). I didn’t... More 

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