Discover Norton Simon Museum In Pasadena California

Written by David G. Hallstrom, Sr.

The Norton Simon Museum sits on 9.5 acres, is housed in an 85,000 squrare foot structure and is located inrepparttar beautiful city of Pasadena, California at 411 W. Colorado Blvd. right acrossrepparttar 145402 street from whererepparttar 145403 television cameras are set up every year forrepparttar 145404 Rose Parade. Therefore millions of people viewrepparttar 145405 front ofrepparttar 145406 museum each year as they watchrepparttar 145407 Rose Parade. What most of these viewers do not know is that "The Norton Simon Museum of Art holds one ofrepparttar 145408 world's finest and most prestigious private collections of European, American and Asian art."

The collection, which includes works by van Gogh, Picasso, Rembrandt, Rodin and Fragonard consists of over 1,000 works, including paintings, etchings (by Rembrandt, Goya, etc.), sculptures, photographs (Ansel Adams) and other mediums spanning a period of over 2,000 years. The museum also hosts lectures, gallery talks, family programs, musical performances, dance performances, films and tours.

The museum provides both private tours and monthly free public tours of their collection conducted by Museum Educators.

Discover The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Written by David G. Hallstrom, Sr.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is located on 150 acres of land at 1150 Oxford Rd. inrepparttar city of San Marino, California. San Marino is best known forrepparttar 145401 financial wealth of it's residents and for it's proximity torepparttar 145402 city of Pasadena Many people, however, believe thatrepparttar 145403 city's biggest asset isrepparttar 145404 Huntington Library which is made of three art galleries and a library which "showcase magnificent collections of paintings, sculptures, rare books, manuscripts, and decorative arts", andrepparttar 145405 botanical garden with a collection which "features over 14,000 different species of plants".

The Huntington houses such treasures as "the Ellesmere manuscript of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales; a Gutenberg Bible on vellum;repparttar 145406 double-elephant folio edition of Audubon’s Birds of America; a world-class collection ofrepparttar 145407 early editions of Shakespeare’s works; original letters of Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, and Lincoln; and an unsurpassed collection of materials relating torepparttar 145408 history ofrepparttar 145409 American West.", 18th century British and French art, American art ranging fromrepparttar 145410 early 18th century torepparttar 145411 early 20th, French and British sculpture, tapestries, furniture, porcelain, and silver, and British drawings and watercolors. Additionaly,repparttar 145412 Huntington is world renowned as home to Gainsborough’s Blue Boy and Lawrence’s Pinkie.

"Henry Huntington began developingrepparttar 145413 Botanical Gardens in 1903. Now they span nearly 150 acres with sweeping lawns and vistas interspersed with statuary, tempiettos, and benches. Approximately 15,000 kinds of plants from all overrepparttar 145414 world make uprepparttar 145415 botanical collections, many landscaped into a series of theme gardens."

The three and a half acre Huntington Rose Garden is comprised of approximately 1,200 cultivars made up of "Old Garden Roses (roses developed before 1901); China, Tea, and Noisette Roses; Shrub Roses (includingrepparttar 145416 David Austin English Roses); and Modern Roses from all parts ofrepparttar 145417 world".

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