World Class Art Collection in Old Town Pasadena
411 W Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
+1 626 449 6840
Not many of us can imagine amassing such an impressive collection of art that museums ask you to endow your collection for public use, but that is exactly how the Pasadena Museum of Art became the Norton Simon Museum of Art. Norton Simon's fortune allowed him to put together an exhaustive collection ranging from the European masters to Impressionists to Asian and Indian antiquities. So, in 1974, Simon agreed to accept the museum's debt in exchange for the name on the facade. The museum underwent a 1995 Frank Gehry renovation, and the collection includes Van Gogh, Degas, and Picasso among the most famed artists in the museum, but it really does span all genres and eras.
Best Modes of Transportation:
Notes: The Pasadena ARTS bus passes by the Norton Simon.
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free
Parking Safety: Safe
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