Great museums and art galleries abound in Los Angeles. to such an extent that we’ve become and art city to be internationally reckoned with.
New sites open all the time. By the end of this year, the Marciano brothers who founded Guess Jean will open a venue displaying their ample collection of modern art.
Among the giants like the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and the Getty, Pasadena’s Norton Simon holds its own. Freeway close with plenty of free parking, and a minimal entry fee, you’re not even at the front door before impressive Rodin statues greet you.
Inside, Van Gogh paintings fit neatly among an endless array of classics such as Picasso and Degas.
An entire underground wing houses Asian loveliness.
The rear of the museum features patio dining with reasonably priced upscale fare. Refresh yourself near ducks swimming in a pond. Thoughtful water-wise landscaping of native plants highlights more masterpiece sculptures.
What’s your favorite museum?
7 thoughts on “A Day at Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum by da-AL”
Lovely and interesting post
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Thank you 😊
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Thanks for sharing this adventure. I wish I lived closer to art museums. That Picasso, Woman with a Book, is the cover of a card I wrote to myself during a workshop last year encouraging myself to write a book. I’m sure it’s a sign 😉
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glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Wow Great collection. My favorite museum is the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
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ooh! sounds terrific 🙂