NORTON SIMON MUSEUM
Known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled.
Over a thirty-year period industrialist Norton Simon amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Approximately 1,000 works from the permanent collection of 12,000 objects are on view in the Norton Simon Museum’s galleries and sculpture garden throughout the year.
Absolutely love this museum. There's something to see with every turn, the staff are all friendly, you can take photos of the artwork w/o flash (a plus for students!), easy parking and free with student ID (another plus!).
Beautiful collections, Asian and European art. Awesome that it's so close to Old Pasadena so that you can make a day out of going to exhibits, shopping, and eating! Full Review