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Los Angeles Museums: Pasadena area

 

 

Created in 1912, the Japanese Garden features a pond spanned by a moon bridge, a traditional Japanese house and ceremonial teahouse, bonsai courts, a Zen garden, and trellises of wisteria that bloom in early spring. [Photo Credit: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens] Japanese Garden at The Huntington Library

The Huntington
[April 2021 - The Huntington is open; Gardens only; Reservations required]
An oasis of art and culture set amidst 150 acres of breathtaking gardens. Three art galleries and a library showcase magnificent collections of rare books and manuscripts, 18th- and 19th-century British and French art, American art from the 18th to the early 20th century, and a small but noteworthy collection of Renaissance paintings.

Latino Art Museum
[April 2021 - Temporarily closed]
A non-profit organization created to promote the works of talented Latin American contemporary artists living in the United States and instill a sense of appreciation for Latino art in the minds and hearts of children and adults.

Norton Simon
[April 2021 - Norton Simon is temporarily closed; plans to reopen mid-May]
European paintings and sculpture range from the 14th to the 20th century. The Museum exhibits Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo masterpieces.

Pacific Asia Museum
[April 2021 - Temporarily closed]
Pasadena - Contains more than 14,000 rare and representative examples of art and artifacts from Asia and Pacific Islands, spanning a period of 5000 years.

Pasadena Museum of History
[April 2021 - Temporarily closed]
The Museum's collections, exhibits and programs provide educational resources for the public to increase understanding and appreciation of history, culture and science in Pasadena and neighboring communities.


The Gamble House Exterior. [Photo Credit: Alex Vertikoff / The Gamble House] The Gamble House Exterior

The Gamble House
[April 2021 - The Gamble House currently operates exterior tours]
An example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by Charles and Henry Greene in 1908. The house, a National Historic Landmark, is owned and operated by the University of Southern California and is open for public tours [Pasadena].

Heritage Square Museum
[April 2021 - Open every Saturday & Sunday from 11-5 for Outdoor Walking Tours]
Located along the historic Arroyo-Seco, this open-air museum welcomes visitors to explore Southern California's development from agricultural Eden to urban metropolis. Costumed guides present the story of life in Los Angeles during the years 1850 to 1950. Tours include discussions on the history of Los Angeles based around the Museum's collection of eight Victorian buildings including the fully restored and furnished Queen Ann home the Hale House, as well as a church, a railway depot, and an octagon house.

Bunny Museum
[April 2021 - Temporarily closed]
Over 12,000 bunny collectibles of every size, shape, and matter; featuring five Rose Parade float bunnies.

Kidspace Museum
[April 2021 - Kidspace Museum opens for members on April 22]
A unique children's museum that features exhibits, programs and activities over more than four acres of indoor and outdoor space. Kidspace encourages a child's growth and development through explorations of the environment, investigations in science, and artistic forms of expression that captivate the inquisitive and growing minds of children ages 1 to 10.

 

 

 
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