When the boy suggested we visit the Norton Simon Art Museum in Pasadena, I thought it sounded like a fine idea, but I was completely unaware that the museum's collection included a large selection of Edgar Degas' ballerina paintings and sculptures - Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised.
I've always been fascinated with the impressionists work. And I'ved loved the Little Dancer of 14 Years Sculpture ever since my grandfather gave me a charm of the famous work when I was about eleven. I even decorated one of my first apartments with nothing but Degas prints I cut out of an old art book.
I feel privileged whenever I get to see great works of art that I admire up close and the Norton Simon museum did just that. If you're anywhere near Pasadena, I definitely recommend a trip. Admission is only 10 dollars and they have a myriad of amazing pieces, including works from Van Gogh and Picasso.