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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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  • Once again I was very pleased with my visit to the Norton Simon Museum. This collection is stunning and invites a wide range of art enthusiasts to enjoy and appreciate gifted artist from the 14th to t...  more »
  • The Museum surprised by the scope and quality of the works exhibited. The premises are modern, easy access with ample parking. The rooms are very clear for the presentation. Very beautiful collections of statues in the garden (unfortunately a bit noisy with road behind). Many paintings of great European masters. Asian part. Not to be missed, one of the most beautiful Museum of the region with the Getty and LACMA. Pair with a visit next to the Arts and Crafts Gamble House and the beautiful botanical garden of Pasadena.
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  • What an amazing collection of art through the years!!! Definitely worth visiting to some of the masters. Beautiful collection of early period Rodin sculptures as well. Highly recommend the trip to thi...  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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