Sure, it can't compete with LACMA for sheer size or importance of collection. Nor does it have the breathtaking views and facilities you experience at Getty (old and new). But Norton Simon is a beautiful way to spend an afternoon, in a quiet, relaxing environment. This is a little gem of a museum with impressive pieces by Van Gogh, Nolde, Kokoschka and more. It's manageable--not overwhelming like many city museums. You can actually take your time and enjoy. Lovely lily pond out back with swans and a cafe.
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