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“Chess Night”

Norton Simon Museum
Ranked #1 of 66 things to do in Pasadena
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I became a member because my son is an avid chess player & now through September there are chess matches in the garden on Saturday evenings.

The garden setting is beautiful; there is happy hour on Saturday evenings and I have the opportunity to relax & read my book.

After a couple of hours playing chess & reading, we explore a new section of the museum.

All of the staff has been welcoming and I love being able to relax!

Thank Dr_Svoboda
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

From pre-Renaissance to modern, this easy-to-explore museum offers a range of interesting paintings and sculptures. My favorite is the Impressionists. Lovely Degas sculptures and paintings, Cezannes, and van Goghs are easy to see and linger over.

Thank AshleyB63
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great art museum, we really loved the sculpture garden. We travelled for 12 hours and found sculptures by Henry Moore , amazing.

Thank Tracy I
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great museum with fantastic Impressionist art and a nice rotating collection of Old Masters. Sculpture garden is fun and there's a nice cafe. Easy access from Old Town Pasadena.

Thank 122marthah
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great collection. No crowds, beautiful art, easy access. Its a great few hours for anyone interested in the arts.

Thank Stephen K
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