Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Norton Simon Museum Sculpture Garden Carves Memorable Moments

The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California is a remarkable private collection and 
study in art, with paintings by the European masters: Renoir,
van Gogh, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Italian artwork from the Renaissance.

It is also a study of sculpture:

 sculpture in a garden.

Suddenly, from different perspectives the combinations of plants and sculpture, and variations in light carve a new dimension that you can't experience inside a museum.

The soft twilight, the purple hue of the Jacaranda blooms and the reflections on the pond painted a romantic glow last Friday evening.

There is a small treasure trove of Rodin sculptures placed in the front of the museum that initially sets the stage

but the back garden steals this show.

It was an unplanned stroll through a lovely garden and art museum with my husband
 last Friday evening;

one of those things that just sort of worked out spontaneously when we arrived in town around the dinner hour and learned that the museum is open late on Friday nights. And, as we learned when we got there, admission is free on the first Fridays of the month.

As I said, one of those things that just worked out.

 I love when that happens.

A memorable evening of great art and a beautiful garden in Pasadena.
And there is nobody else that I would rather share these moments with.

This is GardenEnvy.

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