Went to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena last Sunday for the first time and I left there very impressed with the collection. They have a significant amount of late 19th and early 20th century art from Europe. Rodin statues litter the front lawn, and the halls are dotted with Degas. There were a few Van Gough, Monet, and Manet paintings as well. There was also a casting of Brancusi’s “Bird in Space” in the center of one room under a large, circular skylight that really made the sculpture more impressive than any photograph I’ve ever seen. (The photo on Norton Simon’s own website is particularly dull in comparison to the real thing.)
The conditions inside the museum were not ideal for photography (but were great for viewing in person) but the grounds outside were also very nice.
The rest are on Flickr
No, I don’t know why I take so many photos of ducks.