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Norton Simon Museum

411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
+1 626-449-6840
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Nice, if not a little snooty

Tons of masterpieces to be seen in this little gem of a museum. I was glad we got to see a film... read more

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sazoram
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Rochester, NY
Impressive Museum

Beautiful setting, easy to find, within walking distance from restaurants & shops. Amazing... read more

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Carmen W
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Chula Vista, California
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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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“sculpture garden” (143 reviews)
“van gogh” (93 reviews)
“european art” (38 reviews)
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411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
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+1 626-449-6840
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"sculpture garden"
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"van gogh"
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"european art"
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"outdoor cafe"
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"rodin sculptures"
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"great collection"
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"audio tour"
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"world class collection"
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"extensive collection"
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"lily pond"
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"lovely garden"
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Reviewed today

Tons of masterpieces to be seen in this little gem of a museum. I was glad we got to see a film about Norton Simon before touring the museum. I was just awestruck at the scope of art in this relatively small museum. There is...More

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Reviewed today

Beautiful setting, easy to find, within walking distance from restaurants & shops. Amazing collection of art beautifully displayed. Could have easily spent an entire afternoon. Well worth the price of admission. Glad I left the children elsewhere, as this is not a place for them.

Thank Carmen W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard about this museum for a long time and I am glad I finally got to see it. The museum has impressive collections of European painting and Asian sculpture and bronzes housed in a very nice building. There are plenty of paintings by...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fabulous experience...not to be missed if you are an artist, simply enjoy the art world, or curate collections in any way. This is a treasure!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy art and nature there is no better combination than the Norton Museum in Pasadena. An amazing expereince.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot believe I've lived here all my life and just yesterday took time to visit the Norton Simon Museum. It was a luxurious experience! I enjoyed it so much that I actually turned in my receipt and exchanged it with another few dollars for a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing but excellent things to say about this museum. The outdoor sculpture garden with pool is the best! They have one of the best South Eastern Asia sculpture exhibits anywhere. Many world class pieces of art from the 12th to 20th centuries ,and the visiter...More

Thank Marius D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Norton Simon collection is a small but impressive display of masterworks that reflect first and foremost the wealth of European talent down through the centuries. The lovely sculpture garden is a soothing, perfect place to sip a beverage and prolong the beauty buzz!

Thank Arrow101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I simply love this museum, the collection is amazing. On this visit I left my phone in the car and visited the art with zero distraction, try it!

Thank shelley s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this museum is a art enthusiasts dream. Enjoy its a great treat and something you will not forget. Check out the Huntington while your in Pasadena

Thank Wolfgang K
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Bledsoe2Bledsoe2
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Response from jelico8 | Reviewed this property |
Per their website: Adults $12.00 Seniors (ages 62 and above) $9.00 Children (ages 18 and under) Free Students with valid I.D. Free
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johnpro3_123
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
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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ElectricGramma
22 February 2015|
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Response from Stuart L | Reviewed this property |
Also - don't miss the Huntington Gardens and museums just down the road
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