The Norton Simon Museum is a hidden gem found in Pasadena just outside of Los Angeles. Over a 30-year period, Norton Simon amassed an amazing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century with a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. The museum also holds modern and contemporary art from Europe and the United States acquired by the former Pasadena Art Museum. The Norton Simon Museum galleries and gardens compliment the 12,000 objects, of which roughly 1,000 are on display. The Norton Simon Musuem routinely features two temporary exhibitions.


  • Wednesday through Monday, 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.
    Closed Tuesdays.
  • Extended hours Friday, 10am – 9:00 p.m.
  • Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years.
    Limited Hours: Thanksgiving’s Friday, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve.
Admission Fees
  • Adults 12$
  • Children under 18 free
  • Senior Discount
  • Asian Art from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, Cambodia and Thailand, as well as selected works from Afghanistan, Burma (Myanmar), Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
  • European Art 14th to 16th Centuries by Veneziano Giovanni di Paolo, as well as an exceptional Guariento di Arpo altarpiece, Bassano, Botticelli, Filippino Lippi and Raphael
  • European Art 17th to 18th Centuries by Lorrain, Poussin, Vigée-Lebrun, Prud’hon and Ingres, Watteau, Fragonard and Boucher, Longhi, Pannini, Guardi, and Canaletto
  • European Art 19th Century by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin, Rodin, Francisco de Goya, Corot, Gustave Courbet and Édouard Manet
  • Modern and Contemporary Art by Picasso, Braque, Henri Matisse, Klee, Kandinsky
  • Prints and Photographs by Rembrandt, Francisco de Goya and Pablo Picasso
Current Exhibitions (please follow link)
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Virtual Tour (please follow link)


411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105


The Star: Dancer on Point by Edgar Degas

The Star: Dancer on Point by Edgar Degas at Norton Simon Museum