Norton Simon Museum

Pasadena. CA 91105-1825 Tel: (626) 449-6840 Fax: (6261 796-4978

Attendance: 150,000 Established: 1924 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Y Parking: free on site.

Open: Wednesday to Thursday, noon-6pm: Friday, noon-9pm: Saturday to Sunday. noor.-6pm.

Architecture Building (1969. designed by Ladd & Kelsey), Renovation (1998, designed by frank Gehry); Galleries (30): Sculpture Garden (designed by Nancy Goslee Power); Shop (blogs, prints, sculptures, posters, cards).

Publications: collection catalogue. “Masterpieces of the Norton Simon Collection”; exhibition catalogues: newsletter.

Norton Simon Museum Photo Gallery




In a tranqu:, environment of 30 galleries and a sculpture garden, one thousand works are on view regularly. Seven centuries of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th-century are in the collection, including works by such artists as Raphael. Botticelli, Rubens. Rembrandt, Zurbaran, Watteau. Fragonard and Goya. The Museum boasts a particularly celebrated Impressionist and PostImpressionist collection with paintings by Manet. Renoir, Monet, Degas, van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Cezanne In addition, there are 20th-century works by Picasso, Matisse and the German Expressionists. Complementing the Western art is a group of Asian sculpture from India and •Southeast Asia spanning a period of 2.000 years. Special exhibitions present parts of the permanent

Norton Simon Museum. Gallery 14 (Southeast Wing). Photograph by Jim Mayner. courtesy of Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena. California.

Norton Simon Museum, collection on a rotating basis. The Museum was founded in 1924 as the Pasadena Art Institute; the present building, designed by Ladd & Kelsey, opened to the public in 1969 as the Pasadena Art Museum. It was reorganized and remodeled in 1974 under the direction of Norton Simon. In 1998, an extensive interior renovation directed by architect Frank O. Gehry was completed.

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