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Norton Simon Museum

Museum, Art Gallery, and Art Museum
West Pasadena, Pasadena
  • Sandy S.
    "Always enjoy the Degas and 19th and 20th century work."(4 Tips)
    Annabelle L.
    "I also love the impressionist wing."(4 Tips)
    Go Find Alice
    "Sculpture garden is beautiful too and a perfect spot to relax"(4 Tips)
    Elizabeth M.
    "wonderful collection spanning Impressionism to East Asian art."(2 Tips)
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  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SummersAugust 13
    Been here 25+ times
    Paintings, sculpture, lectures, music
  • Monica S.
    Monica SmithApril 14
    The sculpture garden is the best.
  • Luis M.
    My favorite is the "The Geographer" who looks upon its viewers with disdain.
  • Oscar F.
    Oscar FajardoJanuary 9
    Great collection. Vincent Van Gogh paintings.
  • Julie
    JulieJanuary 10, 2016
    Not too big, but a great way to spend the afternoon. Great selection of art.
  • Dorothy M.
    Dorothy McElrathAugust 10, 2015
    Paintings and sculpture
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaJune 18, 2015
    Make sure to bring your student id! The gardens are nice. One of the better selections of art in LA.
  • Go Find Alice
    Go Find AliceMay 28, 2015
    One of the best (not so well known) museums in LA. Amazing selection of Impressionism artworks. Sculpture garden is beautiful too and a perfect spot to relax
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuMay 28, 2015
    Spent a day meeting with a friend on a project in the outdoor cafe and it was absolutely lovely. So much space and beautiful atmosphere. Free entry with student ID!
  • Mercie S.
    Mercie SanchezDecember 6, 2014
    Been here it's a really nice museum especially the sculpture garden outside.
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KAugust 26, 2014
    Always something interesting on display being showcased here. Decent food in the café but, bring a sack lunch better & have lunch out on the grass by the parking lot.
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth McGonigleAugust 11, 2014
    Wonderful, wonderful collection spanning Impressionism to East Asian art. Be sure to not wear a large tote as they will make you check it.
  • Sandy S.
    Sandy ScottFebruary 8, 2014
    Fabulous museum. The Asian collection is excellent. Always enjoy the Degas and 19th and 20th century work.
  • Anita D.
    Anita DuBois ColemanNovember 11, 2013
    Loved it all...get the Turkey Brie sandwich for lunch!
  • Eugene L.
    Eugene LeeSeptember 7, 2013
    Hit the outdoor garden before dark.. Worth seeing
  • Shelly R.
    Shelly RosenbergAugust 22, 2013
    Great collection. Better than Getty. Love the 19th and 20th sections.
  • Annabelle L.
    Annabelle LovellAugust 17, 2013
    The best place to hang out is the statue garden. It's gorgeous and serene. I also love the impressionist wing.
  • Seonhai K.
    Seonhai KimAugust 6, 2013
    Great collections
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesAugust 1, 2013
    If you'd like to visit for free, show your valid student I.D. or plan your visit between 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. the first Friday of every month.
  • Nivedita V.
    Nivedita VaidyaJuly 29, 2013
    Great collection of paintings and sculptures. Very intimate and interesting. Has many renowned impressionist artists' work. Walk around the garden is a must.
  • Terry D.
    Terry DuttonJuly 20, 2013
    Wonderful SMALL museum. The one you see on the Rose Parade broadcast every year.
  • Gordon G.
    Gordon GaussJuly 18, 2013
    Enjoy the fabulous collection of art by Edgar Degas.
  • Naomi T.
    Naomi TrujilloMay 31, 2013
    Try to ignore the rather overbearing guards to enjoy one of the best collections in California. Gorgeous lighting and surroundings!
  • Shaun L.
    Shaun LangMay 7, 2013
    The best collection on the West Coast. Amazing.
  • Hana N.
    Hana NesbittFebruary 18, 2013
    Wonderful museum. Be sure to set aside time for the 19th century gallery - great collection of impressionists Degas, Manet, Cézanne, Toulouse Lautrec & others
  • Chris G.
    Chris GoJanuary 27, 2013
    Get the audio tour. Many of the items have descriptions for kids, which adults will enjoy too. It's only $3.
  • Jesse W.
    Jesse WatrousJanuary 7, 2013
    Absolutely NO Food or Drinks inside the building! Even baby formula! That's absolutely ridiculous but you can go outside to their garden cafe for a decent meal that's highly over priced instead. :/
  • Otis College of Art and Design
    Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum has an encyclopedic collection. Don’t miss the fantastic Indian art, installed by Greg Walsh of Frank Gehry’s office, and Francesco di Giorgio Martini’s Fidelity, 1495.
  • Chase R.
    Chase RichardsonSeptember 29, 2012
    Great selection of impressionist, post-impressionist, pointillist, and cubist art.
  • Ben J. D.
    Ben J. DITZELApril 23, 2012
    Very nice museum; very large for the area and has some really famous pieces of art as well as some ancient statues (c. 1st century).
  • Angie K.
    Angie KingFebruary 27, 2012
    Don't hug the statues. You can't touch the statues you will get busted.
  • A
    AFebruary 9, 2012
    Be sure to check out the sculptures in the garden
  • A
    AFebruary 9, 2012
    Interesting collection of sculptures from asia from the early century located at the lower level
  • 💋
    💋January 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Please don't let your kids run around like savages here. The employees are not your nannies. Thank you.
  • Kiisu K.
    Kiisu KatzeDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Please be polite to the gallery attendants. It's just courtesy and good karma.
  • Jeremy M.
    Jeremy MorleyDecember 10, 2011
    Fantastic collection. Make sure to tout the sculpture garden. A beautiful setting.
  • madeinchynna
    madeinchynnaJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    I work here.
  • Romeo P.
    Romeo Paguyo IIJuly 16, 2011
    I like to go to the back of the garden where the tables are and read a book.
  • jane H.
    jane HouleJuly 4, 2011
    There is a lovely outdoor eating area with great sandwiches and salads!
  • Betty T.
    Betty TsoJuly 2, 2011
    It's free admission the first Friday of the month, 6pm - 9pm.
    HelloMetro.comJune 9, 2011
    One of the best things to do with kids in Pasadena! Read more
  • whiteboxerdogs w.
    Open from 12-6 Wednesday-Monday closed Tuesday adults $10 seniors $5 kids and students with I'D free
  • Eric C.
    Eric ChavesDecember 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Thai Curry soup is good here
  • Nick
    NickSeptember 1, 2010
    Students, being your student ID card to get in free.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HuckleJune 6, 2010
    Lots of Degas, great Asian sculptures downstairs, and I really like the modern stuff in there too. Great pieces.
  • Byron S.
    Byron SmithApril 28, 2010
    Best art museum in Los Angeles
  • Joe B.
    Joe BoseMarch 7, 2010
    Best museum in LA. Excellent 19th and 20th century collection as well as South Asian art. Managable and great.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SchidlackSeptember 27, 2013
    Eine großartige Sammlung französischer Impressionisten erwartet die Besucher
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