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“Large art collection in seemingly small building”

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 6 September 2017

What an impressive art collection that the Norton Simon museum houses. It had been eighteen years since my last visit to the NS and oh my, I had forgotten what a wonderful and varied collection of art work the museum offers to the public. I was at the museum for four hours and did not get a chance to see all of the collections and to enjoy the beautiful statue garden. The entrance price is only $12, but the beauty of the art is worth millions!

Thank Diane A
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We we're staying with friends in Pasadena and found this place just down the street. Great art galleries, easy to wander around, good air conditioning, it was very hot outside, and a plethora of wonderful paintings and sculpture, a great way to spend a few hours, far from the madding crowd, and they sell beer.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This museum may be small, but packs a nice punch. The museum is very clean, very quiet and has a very pleasant staff. Restrooms are clean, the displays are well illuminated and spaced and you're able to sit or stand and actually enjoy the art.

The grounds are well kept and its a very relaxing atmosphere. Very calming.

Thank DS9MW
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Fantastic small museum with European and Asian art. Saw some Van Gogh paintings we'd never seen, even in huge traveling exhibits. The garden is charming. Amazingly, our art-loving friends from L.A. have lived there for 5 years and had never gone here, and they also gave it a big thumbs-up.

Thank jerseyjazz
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is an amazing museum. The collection is excellent, the building spacious and the setting is ideal. It is a gem of Pasadena. Easy parking too.

Thank WanderingOso
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