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Norton Simon Museum

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Address: 411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
Phone Number: 626-449-6840
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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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What a jewel!

The garden inspired by Monet never disappoints. The collections are wonderful. A small but jam packed jewel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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South Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The garden inspired by Monet never disappoints. The collections are wonderful. A small but jam packed jewel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a wonderful museum - not too big, not too crowded but with some of the best of the best artists. Just walking in, there are Rodin sculptures. Top artists are represented spanning early centuries to relatively modern. Lovely oriental art collection on the ground floor. We went during a major heat wave so didn't go into the sculpture gardens.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

NORTON SIMON MUSEUM is ALWAYS worth a visit.. I have been going here, since I was little. It's a nice way to spend the day. Take your time and enjoy your surroundings!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enough to delight you but not overwhelm. This is a private collection gone public the yen retreat garden s the icing on the cake You will want to write Japanese poetry

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pasadena area has quite a few excellent museums, and this is certainly one of them. I hadn't been there in years when I recently visited and there was so much more to it than I remembered. They have a fabulous collection of European art spanning 8 centuries from the 14th century to the 21st century. It includes amazing works... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent so much time in the Twentieth Century Wing that we were unable to see anything else. I loved the lay out of the room and that natural light is utilized.Picasso, Klee, Manet, Modigliani, Riveria and so many other great pieces of Art from the 19th and 20th Centuries...The sculpture garden is a peaceful setting too. We look forward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy art, this museum in Pasadena is a must see. We only had a few hours on a Saturday evening (when the museum is open until 8pm). We chose to spend a portion of that time in the theatre listening to a jazz trio performing numbers they connected to art pieces on exhibit at the museum. A great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the greats like Rembrandt and Picasso, from renaissance to impressionist and more. I love the two rooms of Degas, some I have already seen and some new. I have not seen his little sculptures before, the big one of the 14 year old dancer is one of my faves. A sweet outside area with Rodin and more life... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Besides a spectacular collection, where you can visit with some of our great old friends-- unforgettable works by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Hals, Rubens, Watteau, Fragonard, Chardin, van Ruysdael, Degas, Matisse, Gauguin, Manet, Morisot, Klee, Kandinsky, Picasso, Modigliani, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rivera, Brancusi, Giacometti, Rodin, Moore, Sam Francis, Motherwell, Noguchi, Hepworth, Rothko, to name a few notable stars; plus there is an amazing collection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great collection, great size, perfect place to survey art in a day. The cafe is good as well. And free parking to boot!

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