Saturday, January 31, 2015

Walking LA - The Getty Museum

Plaza at the Getty Museum
It might not be fair to include the Getty Museum in a series call "Walking LA." It sits way out in Brentwood, past the campus of UCLA. But visiting a museum always means getting up off your butt and walking, so here it is.

The Getty Museum opened in 1997. It is a beautiful campus sitting up on a hill over looking the whole Los Angeles metro area.It was design by architect Richard Meier, and it one of the most beautiful museums I have ever seen, incorporating architecture, art and gardens. The buildings themselves are worth the trip.

Looking at the main building from the train plaza

The collection at the Getty spans European and Asian art from over the past 2000 or so years. Of course they have an excellent collection of Impressionist art (my favorite) including:

Irises - van Gogh

Man the a Hoe - Millet

 The Museum also has wonderful gardens to walk in:

 As I said, the Getty sits up on a hillside overlooking the whole LA basin:

Looking out over Malibu to the Pacific

The edge of the Santa Monica Mountains

The San Gabriel Mountains are the front range with the snow capped San Bernadino Mountains in the distance

The 405 coming from "The Valley"

Studio City with Beverly Hills to the left

Looking towards Hollywood

The 405 going south to the airport and beyond
The Getty Museum is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10-5 (Saturdays until 9). The admission is FREE!!!. There is a $15 charge to park your car in the garage at the bottom of the hill (you take a train up to the museum). Your parking fee also gives you admission to the Getty Villa in Mailbu to see the Classics collection.


1 comment:

  1. Wow! I was there and didn't see half of these images. You were certainly thorough. I will have to go back and check out more of those galleries. The architecture, of course, is fabulous. But it's interesting to see in within the larger landscape of the area. It grabs your attention, as it was meant to. AMD