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Norton Simon Museum

411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
+1 626-449-6840
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Great works of art in a small setting that makes it accessible for all

I enjoyed walking through the halls and tracing the history of painting from the 14th to the 20th... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lewistown, Missouri
This is one of the Top Art Museums in the world, a must see.

Ten stars if possible. Great museum with paintings and sculptures from the Great Masters. This... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bill M
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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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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
+1 626-449-6840
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I enjoyed walking through the halls and tracing the history of painting from the 14th to the 20th centuries. My favorites were the earlier works up to about the 17th century. Although there were security people watching at every turn, you could walk right up...More

Thank MaryAD24
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ten stars if possible. Great museum with paintings and sculptures from the Great Masters. This museum houses some of the greatest artworks of mankind and is a pleasure to visit. There are also outside sculpture gardens and a pond that make the experience even more...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This local museum highlights the history and evolution of paintings. The buidling is arranged in a large H and easy to get around. There were many early American portraits that I found unappealing as the heads were too big for the bodies and the childrens...More

Thank Gailybird
Reviewed 1 week ago

From Cezanne to Matisse to Pisaro , this Museum has a nice assortment of Impressionist Art. Also was impressed by the Marlene Dietrich Movie about a Woman on a Train..and a reconciliation of sorts. All in all, even the geese and ducks in the Garden...More

Thank Andre E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Apparently they place great value on ultra modernism. Though, they do have a selection of other styles. Over zealous security watches every move you make. If you are short on time, there are much better museums close by and several better in the Greater Los...More

Thank Darius M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I try to go to the Norton Simon museum at least 3 times a year. It is compact sized space, located in civilized Pasadena on the cusp of Old Town. Its collection of first rate art, impressionism, some old masters, post impressionism, modern are an...More

Thank claireesp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We so enjoy visiting various museums. This one also had a little place where you could get lunch. Children could also go there on field trips.

Thank 10,234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My title is exactly how I felt after spending several hours here with my 2 children, ages 11 and 14 and my parents. The only question I had was "why didn't I come here sooner?". This place is fairly small (especially when compared to the...More

1  Thank applejanna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have long felt that the Norton Simon is one of the best art museums in the country - and definitely my favorite. Very tasteful, engaging exhibits. In particular, not only do I like the collection, but I appreciate the architecture and intimacy of the...More

Thank stageguytx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best museums in the world. Easy to park and get around. Magnificent gardens to meander around with lovely statues. Highly recommend for a few hours well spent.

Thank bbarnett12williams
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Hello what is admission price
9 December 2016|
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Response from Gloria R |
Hi Bledsoe2! Jelico8 gave you the right answer 😉 Thank you Jelico8 😊
Days & hours open?
19 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
What day is the museum closed?
22 February 2015|
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Response from Stuart L | Reviewed this property |
Also - don't miss the Huntington Gardens and museums just down the road