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NORTON SIMON MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS
|Museums in Pasadena|
Day(s): 1-Monday 3-Wednesday 4-Thursday 5-Friday 6-Saturday 7-Sunday
Address: 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena 91105
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The museum houses the 30 year art collection of industrialist Norton Simon. The collection contains European art from the Renaissance to the 20th Century and Asian art spanning 2000 years. The museum also offers a full calendar of special events, lectures and presentations.
The 14th-16th Centuries
The 17th and 18th Centuries
The 19th and 20th Centuries
The South Asian Collection and Asian Sculpture Garden
The Museum Store
The Garden Cafe is located in the Museum's celebrated and serene sculpture garden. The Garden Cafe is operated by Patina. I had the Cobb salad and it was fresh, crisp, varied, and quite refreshing on a very hot day in Pasadena.
The Museum Store offers a wide selection of art books, prints, posters, cards and unique gifts. Pick up a family guide to the Norton Simon Museum. It is wonderful for children to discover all there is to see.
The museum was an absolute delight and well worth the price of admission.
Hours & Admission:
Closed on Tuesdays, Rose Parade Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas
OPEN: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday 12Noon - 6:00p.m.
Friday 12:00Noon - 9:00p.m.
Patrons under age 18, students, museum members all free.
Know before you go:
Acoutiguide Audio Tour $3.00 per unit
The Museum is wheelchair accessible.
No flash photography and tripods are prohibited.
Strollers are allowed in the Museum. The use of baby bottles is permitted in areas designated for the consumption of food and drink.
No eating, drinking or using cell phones in the galleries. Artworks are not to be touched.
Admission is free for all visitors the first Friday of every month from 6:00-9:00p.m.
Located at the corner of Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards at the intersection of the Foothill (210) and Ventura (134) freeways.
Directions from Los Angeles/25 minutes:
101 South and take Alvarado exit.
Left on Alvarado CA-2,
Merge CA-134 east toward Pasadena,
Merge onto W. Colorado toward Orange Grove
Parking is Free. There are also public shuttles that go to Old Town, Playhouse district and Lake Street shopping district.
Use the website link below to find out about current special events and exhibits.
NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going.
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