Norton Simon Museum Presents Its Annual Garden Party

Date: June 29, 2019, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Release Date: March 29, 2019

­WHAT: A Night in Focus: Garden Party
Celebrate the start of summer with the Norton Simon Museum’s annual Garden Party—a social, creative event designed for visitors of all ages. Spend the evening exploring the sights and sounds of the Sculpture Garden, inspired by Monet’s beloved garden at Givnerny. Pick up drawing supplies and sketch en plein air, participate in sculpting and watercolor activities inspired by flora and sculpture in the garden, or create a flower crown, boutonnière or satchel using plant materials. Throughout the evening, enjoy live jazz in the Garden Café.

WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 5:00–7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Norton Simon Museum | 411 West Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena; Located on the corner of Colorado and Orange Grove Boulevards at the intersection of the 210 and 134 freeways. Limited free parking is available at the Norton Simon Museum. Ridesharing and public transportation are encouraged.

ADMISSION: A Night in Focus: Garden Party is free with Museum admission. Admission is $15.00 for adults; $12.00 for seniors; and free for Museum members, students with I.D., and everyone age 18 and under. Limited free parking is available onsite. Ridesharing or taking public transportation is encouraged. For general public inquiries, call (626) 449-6840 or visit


About the Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) 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. Modern and Contemporary Art from Europe and the United States, acquired by the former Pasadena Art Museum, also occupies an important place in the Museum’s collections. The Museum houses more than 12,000 objects, roughly 1,000 of which are on view in the galleries and gardens. Two temporary exhibition spaces feature rotating installations of artworks not on permanent display.

Location: The Norton Simon Museum is located at 411 W. Colorado Blvd. at Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, Calif., at the intersection of the Foothill (210) and Ventura (134) freeways. For general Museum information, please call (626) 449-6840 or visit Hours: The Museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Tuesday. Admission: General admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors. Members, students with I.D., and patrons age 18 and under are admitted free of charge. Admission is free for everyone on the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. All public programs, unless stated otherwise, are free with admission. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Parking: Parking is free, and no reservations are necessary. Public Transportation: Pasadena Transit stops directly in front of the Museum. Please visit for schedules. The MTA bus line #180/181 stops in front of the Museum. The Memorial Park Station on the MTA Gold Line, the closest Metro Rail station to the Museum, is located at 125 E. Holly St. at Arroyo Parkway. Please visit for schedules.                              

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