Discover Norton Simon Museum In Pasadena California

Discover Norton Simon Museum In Pasadena California

The Norton​ Simon​ Museum sits on​ 9.5 acres, is​ housed in​ an​ 85,000 squrare foot structure and​ is​ located in​ the beautiful city of​ Pasadena, California at​ 411 W. Colorado Blvd. right across the street from where the television​ cameras are set up every year for​ the Rose Parade. Therefore millions of​ people view the front of​ the museum each year as​ they watch the Rose Parade. What most of​ these viewers do not know is​ that "The Norton​ Simon​ Museum of​ Art holds one of​ the world's finest and​ most prestigious private collections of​ European, American and​ Asian art."

The collection, which includes works by van Gogh, Picasso, Rembrandt, Rodin​ and​ Fragonard consists of​ over 1,000 works, including paintings, etchings (by Rembrandt, Goya, etc.), sculptures, photographs (Ansel Adams) and​ other mediums spanning a​ period of​ over 2,000 years. The museum also hosts lectures, gallery talks, family programs, musical performances, dance performances, films and​ tours.

The museum provides both private tours and​ monthly free public tours of​ their collection​ conducted by Museum Educators.

The museum's store features a​ large selection​ of​ books on​ American, Asian and​ European art along with posters, prints, slides and​ stationery goods as​ well as​ books on​ photography, gardens and​ architecture.

The museum is​ closed on​ Tuesdays, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and​ Christmas. It's hours are 12:00 noon​ - 9:00pm on​ Fridays and​ 12:00 noon​ - 6:00pm all other days. Admission​ fees are adults $8.00, seniors $4.00 and​ patrons under 18 years of​ age, students with valid id and​ museum members free.

for​ more information​ about the city of​ Pasadena, California see, a​ directory of​ links to​ city of​ Pasadena, California guides and​ directories listing hotels, restaurants, churches, physicians, attorneys, information, resources, services, things to​ do, places to​ go, art galleries, service organizations, auto dealers, nursing homes, convalescent hospitals, antique dealers and​ more.

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