Norton Simon Museum

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Fee: $10

Sun. 12 PM–6 PM
Mon. 12 PM–6 PM
Tue. Closed
Wed. 12 PM–6 PM
Thu. 12 PM–6 PM
Fri. 12 PM–9 PM
Sat. 12 PM–6 PM
Monthly Free Days
  • 1st Fridays 6 PM–9 PM
411 West Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, Los Angeles 91105

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The Norton Simon Museum (website) is a Museum in Los Angeles.
Official description from Norton Simon Museum:

The history of the Norton Simon Museum begins with the Pasadena Art Institute. The Institute was founded in 1922 and incorporated two years later on August 14, 1924 as a privately endowed, nonprofit institution. Originally comprised of local citizens, the primary goals of the Institution were to establish and maintain a museum and library of art as well as encourage the study of fine arts.

After incorporation, the Institute secured 9.5 acres of land and a 22-room Victorian house (the Reed mansion) in Carmelita Park at the corner of Orange Grove and Colorado boulevard in Pasadena. Initially, the Institute exhibited 19th century American and European art and hosted annual shows of California artists and works from other cultures.

Wikipedia excerpt:
The Norton Simon Museum is an Art Museum located in Pasadena, California, United States. It was previously known by the names: the Pasadena Art Institute and the Pasadena Art Museum. The Norton Simon collections include: European paintings, sculptures, and tapestries; Asian sculptures, paintings, and woodblock prints; and Sculpture gardens displaying many sculptors' work in a landscape setting around a large pond. The Museum contains the Norton Simon Theater which shows film programs daily, and hosts; lectures, symposia, and dance and musical performances the year-round. The museum is located along the route of the Tournament of Roses's Rose Parade, where its distinctive, brown tile-exterior can be seen in the background on television.

Promotional images for exhibits from Norton Simon Museum official site

Current Exhibitions

Mar 25, 2011 – Aug 15, 2011
Abstract painting assumed a fundamentally new character in the decade of the 1960s as a result of seismic shifts throughout the art world.
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aGogh in L.A.

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