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Norton Simon Museum

411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
+1 626-449-6840
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Excellent Curation & Presentation

If you are interested in art, find a way to visit the Norton Simon. I was able to spend only a... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Great exhibits of masters

I am not an art lover, but truly enjoyed our visit to the Museum. The art work was great. The... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Los Angeles, 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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411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
+1 626-449-6840
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

If you are interested in art, find a way to visit the Norton Simon. I was able to spend only a couple of hours there, and I will definitely be going back. It's a small museum with an excellent collection, nicely arranged in a series...More

Thank Eregin
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I am not an art lover, but truly enjoyed our visit to the Museum. The art work was great. The pictures were within inches of easy viewing.

Thank Dean01
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We came to Pasadena to visit the Gamble House (just up the road) and consulted with TripAdviser to see what other attractions were around. The Norton Simon Museum - which frankly we had never heard of before - was a quite staggering find - we...More

Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Excellent lace to visit if you have never been there. It has its own parking and is an iconic building

Thank pasadena4life
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I love the Norton Simon! It is a small museum that is very manageable and contains some paintings(by well-known artists) in it's permanent collection which I had never seen before, such as VanGogh's Mulberry Tree! The setting is full of light and the garden is...More

Thank Martha P
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Museum staff is helpful and grounds and museum are impeccably managed. There is an exceptional museum store for finding special gifts for fellow art lovers

Thank 108gradyh
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The museum is relatively small but has a great collection of various art forms, (painting, sculpture).

Thank mrmalph
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is a not-so-small museum in Pasadena. It's in a very nice building which seems fairly new. There's a wonderful garden and cafe out back. I went mainly for the Galka Scheyer (a promoter of modernism) exhibition (now closed), which was really quite good. I'm...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Since our last visit 10 years ago, this art gallery has only improved. It is set in beautiful lush grounds in Pasadena. Entry fee is very reasonable and staff are friendly. Old Masters and Impressionists are especially well represented, but there is a wide range...More

Thank tallpinesCO
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We needed a destination for Uber to get us to Pasadena, so picked this museum almost at random from a magazine in our hotel room. Since were dropped at the door, we opted to go in - and were glad we did. They have a...More

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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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Response from Stuart L | Reviewed this property |
Also - don't miss the Huntington Gardens and museums just down the road