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Norton Simon Museum

Marvel at this museum’s exquisite collection of art, including ancient Southeast Asian artworks, sculpture gardens and exhibits of Europe’s greatest painters.

Experience some of history’s most influential artworks at the Norton Simon Museum, a gorgeous modernist complex in Pasadena California. This museum was constructed in 1969 to display the vast collection of Norton Simon. It contains one of the world’s most respected assemblages of art masterpieces.

Begin your tour on the lower level, which displays artifacts collected from South and Southeast Asia. See peaceful bronze Chola sculptures from India, religious paintings featuring Buddhist motifs and detailed Japanese woodblock paintings.

Upstairs, browse the early Renaissance galleries to see enthralling religious scenes depicted in oil by Botticelli and Raphael. Venture into the Baroque-era gallery to view pensive portraits by Rubens and Rembrandt, two masters of the 17th-century Flemish movement.

Step forward through time into the 19th-century Europe gallery to see displays of French Impressionism. Monet, Renoir and Degas are all well represented here alongside colorful post-impressionist pieces by Van Gogh and Cézanne. Experience their beautiful attempts to capture fleeting moments of the day.

Browse the contemporary gallery to experience works where vision and reality combine in explosive modern styles. Inspect the angular forms of Picasso’s cubist figures and decipher the exceptionally colorful expressions of Matisse. Pop art works by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein represent the development of materialist consumerism in the 20th century.

After a journey through art’s great moments, take a relaxing walk through the museum’s sculpture gardens, which feature gorgeous works in bronze, lead and marble around a scenic pond.

For the best experience of the museum, follow its award-winning audio tour which provides background information on over 400 pieces. Attend daily films or lectures at the Norton Simon Theater, which also hosts dance and orchestral performances. Visit the website for detailed schedules.

The Norton Simon Museum is just a short walk from Old Pasadena. Get here by car and use onsite parking or travel using public bus and train routes. The museum is open daily except Tuesdays and charges admission.


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Courtyard by Marriott Old Pasadena NT$2,937
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Courtyard by Marriott Old Pasadena

180 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Old Pasadena, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pasadena City Hall, Pasadena Convention Center, and Norton Simon Museum. Rose Bowl Stadium and California Institute of Technology are also within 3 mi (5 km). Memorial Park Station is 5 minutes by foot and Del Mar Station is 13 minutes.

    The Westin Pasadena NT$3,165
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    The Westin Pasadena

    191 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pasadena Museum of California Art and Pasadena Convention Center. Norton Simon Museum and California Institute of Technology are also within 2 mi (3 km). Memorial Park Station is 11 minutes by foot and Lake Station is 15 minutes.

      Residence Inn Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town NT$3,165
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      Residence Inn Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town

      21 West Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Old Pasadena, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pasadena City Hall, Pasadena Convention Center, and Norton Simon Museum. Rose Bowl Stadium and California Institute of Technology are also within 3 mi (5 km). Memorial Park Station is 7 minutes by foot and Del Mar Station is 15 minutes.

        GreenTree Pasadena Inn NT$2,423
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        GreenTree Pasadena Inn

        400 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Pasadena Convention Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of California Institute of Technology and Rose Bowl Stadium. Dodger Stadium and Los Angeles Convention Center are also within 12 mi (20 km). Del Mar Station is only a 5-minute walk and Fillmore Station is 10 minutes.

          Hilton Pasadena NT$3,126
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          Hilton Pasadena

          168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Pasadena, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Norton Simon Museum and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Rose Bowl Stadium. Dodger Stadium and Los Angeles Zoo are also within 12 mi (20 km). Del Mar Station is 10 minutes by foot and Memorial Park Station is 15 minutes.

            Hyatt Place Pasadena NT$3,626
            Hyatt Place Pasadena

            Hyatt Place Pasadena

            399 E Green St, Pasadena, CA
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Pasadena, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Paseo Colorado and Pasadena Convention Center. Norton Simon Museum and California Institute of Technology are also within 2 mi (3 km). Memorial Park Station is 11 minutes by foot and Del Mar Station is 14 minutes.

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              77 East Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena, CA
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Pasadena, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paseo Colorado, Pasadena Convention Center, and Norton Simon Museum. Rose Bowl Stadium and California Institute of Technology are also within 3 mi (5 km). Del Mar Station is only a 3-minute walk and Memorial Park Station is 12 minutes.

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                Sheraton Pasadena Hotel

                303 Cordova St, Pasadena, CA
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Pasadena, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paseo Colorado, Pasadena Convention Center, and Norton Simon Museum. Rose Bowl Stadium and California Institute of Technology are also within 3 mi (5 km). Del Mar Station is 6 minutes by foot and Memorial Park Station is 12 minutes.