Norton Simon Museum features collections of European paintings, sculptures, and tapestries from the Renaissance period to the 20th century, and Asian sculptures, paintings, and woodblock prints spanning 2,000 years. You'll have the chance to see works of di Paolo, Zurbarán, Rembrandt, van Gogh, and Picasso. Browse through world-renowned pieces from the Indian subcontinent and south-eastern Asia, and view selected works from Afghanistan, China, and Japan as well. You can also visit the garden with a pond featuring various sculptures, or watch some of the films, lectures, and performances at the museum's theater. Take an online audio tour of the site, or reserve a private guided tour. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Pasadena trip simple and quick.
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You must go to this museum while in Pasadena. It is amazing. The price is so affordable and the art is absolutely amazing. It houses impressions, classic and ancient art. There is room for modern art.... more
You must go to this museum while in Pasadena. It is amazing. The price is so affordable and the art is absolutely amazing. It houses impressions, classic and ancient art. There is room for modern art.... more »
What a surprise to find such a superb and rounded collection of European art outside London, Paris or Munich. Don’t miss the garden!
What a surprise to find such a superb and rounded collection of European art outside London, Paris or Munich. Don’t miss the garden! more »
It is astounding how many important, beautiful works are gathered in one place. You will see art that you have studied in books. An intimate space that allows you to enjoy the art undisturbed. The staff is friendly and the kiosk's serene, tranquil setting is the very definition of relaxation. Most of the art work has been fully restored. The subjects seem to leap out from the canvas. With the bright colors and sharp images as opposed to the dark and dusty images that we are used to seeing in other museums, it is easy to appreciate these classic paintings Finally, the gift shop is surprising and delightful. Not your normal collection of tchotchokes. Rather a strong collection of books and reproductions at reasonable prices. The children's section is not just for kids. I had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon at the Norton and I highly recommend it.
Norton Simon is a treasure of a museum. It is right off the 134 freeway in Pasadena. So much to see. My favorite part is how you can download the app and get a private little tour right from your cell phone. Love the garden as well so beautiful. Parking is free and if you have your student ID you get in for free. I love going to Norton Simon for my weekend outing.
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