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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...more
All reviews sculpture garden van gogh european art outdoor cafe great collection rodin sculptures audio tour old masters art lovers lily pond lovely garden extensive collection the lower level fine art private collection few hours on display
We last visited in 2011. The excellent collection was augmented with Titian's, Portrait of a Lady in White
And... Once Upon a Tapestry, stories of Helen and Dido.
Extensive Romanelli cartoons and tapestry of Death of Dido.
A lovely midsize museum with an amazing collection. Sorry that the gardens were closed due to rain on the day of our visit. We really enjoyed the Asian collection, a special tapestry exhibit, and the modern portion of the collection. Highly recommend a visit to...More
On-site parking. Good impressionist, post-impressionist, and other modern art collections. A number of Picasso, Monet, and Degas works. Very managable museum - a couple hours will easily let you see most works. Garden area has many fine sculptures, including several by Rodin.
There’s a lot to see at the Norton Simon and it’s best taken in bite-size chunks. So this day, we just sauntered around the sculpture garden on a late afternoon and savored the sculptures and nature in their restful garden with pond setting. Trees, sky,...More
To those of us who are captivated by alluring art the jewel in the crown of any and all visits to the gorgeous town of Pasadena, is, without a doubt, a visit to the magnificent and yet, preciously intimate, Norton Simon Museum.
As we explore...More
Take a look at the floor plan. To the left of the entrance is a wonderful collection of mostly French art; to the right European; lower level Asian. Nice cafe in a beautiful sculpture garden. Allow about 3 hours.
A wonderful gem and a marvelous experience in Pasadena. My wife and I viewed the two current exhibitions: Titian's 'Portrait of a Lady in White' and 'Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Dido and Helen' and were so overwhelmed by the depth of them...More