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Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

Norton Simon Museum

Norton Simon Museum

Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum is an art museum previously known as the Pasadena Art Institute and the Pasadena Art Museum. The museum’s collections include European paintings, sculptures, and tapestries; Asian sculptures, paintings, and woodblock prints; and sculpture gardens.

The Norton Simon Museum, which comprises over11,000 objects with no more than 800 or 900 of those pieces are on display at any one time. The museum also mounts temporary exhibitions that focus on a particular artist, an art movement, or an artistic period.

In 2007, the museum’s board agreed to circulate select works to museums, including the National Gallery in Washington. In 2009, it entered into a reciprocal loan agreement with the Frick Collection in New York City.

Highlights of the Norton Simon Museum

Norton Simon Museum

  • Museum:                          Norton Simon Museum
  • Former name:                  Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena
  • City:                                  Pasadena, California
  • Country:                           United States
  • State:                                California
  • Established:                     1969
  • Type:                                Art Museum
  • Demonym:                       Californian
  • Location:                          411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105, United States

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