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Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena

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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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  • A superb small museum, with a wonderful collection of world-class masters (I won't enumerate, the site has already been mentioned). Mini Prado. To visit! We have forgotten their college, we believe in the word and gave discounted tickets. No nebodrozhelatelnosti, we do not feel. Visit left excellent impressions.
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  • This museum is so beautiful with the statues and ponds. You really need a few days to really absorb the beauty. Rembrandt was on loan from London and really interesting. Looking forward to the next vi...  more »
  • It's one of the best museums in Los Angeles. A wonderful collection of classic and modern art, impressionists, and so on. Completely worthy!  more »
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  • Norton's was a beautiful peaceful museum. The collection of pieces was superb. I could have spent the entire day staring at the Degas sculptures. The hidden gem is their garden. I highly recommend a visit!
  • This is a first class art museum. I was astonished at how many excellent pictures they have. Lucas Cranach's Adam and Eve, loads of portraits which were also totally first rate, inc. Rembrandt's self portrait, a van Gogh etc. I also enjoyed the Flemish and Dutch paintings and, although I usually loathe religious art there was plenty of pictures I found fascinating. Strongly recommend a visit. I forgot to mention the beautiful grounds and fine cafe.
  • Wonderful museum with a great collection of mainly Western art, especially Dutch golden age paintings, but also has a nice selection of Asian sculptural pieces. The sculpture garden is beautiful as well. highly recommend.
  • This museum is a must for anyone who loves art. It was surprising to discover all the treasures in this museum. There are works from Picasso, van Gogh, Cezanne, Warhol, and many other well-known artists. The works span periods from ancient to modern. There are sculpture gardens and a cafe as well. It's well worth the entry fee, and parking is free, a rarity in this area. Highly recommended.
  • Easy to get to, free parking. Walkway to entrance flanked by Rodin sculptures. Beautiful layout of paintings. Special exhibits. It is an intimate experience.

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Pasadena's Old Town extends into the Theater District, and this area is dotted with boutique hotels situated in the center of the city's social scene. Hotels along Mission Street give you easy access to a major shopping district.
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