The Simon collections include European paintings, sculpture, tapestry and some remarkable sculpture from South Asia. Outside gardens also house sculpture, as well as a small pond. The museum is located along the route of the Tournament of Roses Parade, where its distinctive, brown tile-exterior can be seen in the background on television.
The museum features a theater which shows various films throughout the day; it also hosts lectures, symposia, and dance and several musical performances year-round.
Designed by Thornton Ladd and John Kelsey 1965-69