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Norton Simon Museum

411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
+1 626-449-6840
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East meets west

I love the Norton Simon I'm a member and it contains a vast collection of permanat rennicance art... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
LaCanadagirl
A Great date Place and to revitalize your Soul

I have taken the Boss here a couple of times. It is a moderate sized museum that is close to our... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
David L
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Pasadena, 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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sculpture garden” (141 reviews)
“van gogh” (91 reviews)
“european art” (37 reviews)
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411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
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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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"world class collection"
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"extensive collection"
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

I love the Norton Simon I'm a member and it contains a vast collection of permanat rennicance art by the finest artists as well as a amazing asian art collection,treat your self to lunch by the lovely pond.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

I have taken the Boss here a couple of times. It is a moderate sized museum that is close to our home. It has an excellent collection of art from the 1400's up to the end of what I consider art say 1890 or so....More

1  Thank David L
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Perfect sized museum with some beautiful sculptures and paintings. Great variety so you are sure to find things to your taste.

1  Thank lovestotravel4959
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

I was recently in Pasadena for the weekend. I would see the Norton Simon Museum while watching the Tournament of Roses Parade. Decided to check their website to see what type of museum it was. Saw they had art work. Took the bus from my...More

1  Thank JMB54_11
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

It's not really THAT little, but it's not overwhelmingly huge like so many others, which makes it perfect for a casual visit. For its size, it has an amazingly excellent eclectic variety of collections, from Grand Masters to the latest Modern art. There is also...More

1  Thank JHBrewer
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The museum itself is well-lit, many available lectures, diverse collection, famous and exquisite collection, helpers are very informative and knowledgeable.

1  Thank Lourdes Maria C
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

How in the world can 14% rate this as very good...and then 1% average...1% poor ...1% terrible. These people should not be allowed to drive. These people should not be allowed to vote. This is a fabulous museum. The art is spectacular. The building spectacular....More

2  Thank RAF37621
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

We always enjoy visiting the Norton Simon Museum. It is a very manageable site and is full of a stunning collection of art. Also the garden with its beautiful sculptures a true oaisis with a nice small serve yourself outdoor cafe.

1  Thank mmlmcbjmbmrb
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Spent a lovely afternoon in this quaint and yet extensive museum which unbelievably was a private collection. The building is impressive as well and gardens were an additional treat. Well worth a visit!!

1  Thank pbg47
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Small but a lot of history. I will recommend this museum. We can see a lot of paintings from Europe (French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Flemish...) and a lot of statues. Also there is a little park, very charming.

1  Thank Antho G
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Bledsoe2Bledsoe2
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Response from love2travel1211 | Reviewed this property |
When I visited Norton Simon Museum last Sunday (2/4/18), the price had increased to $15 adult, $12 senior.
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18 March 2016|
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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
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