Get to the Getty!
- By Arlene Winnick
- Photos By Paige Petrone
Art is everywhere at The Getty Museum and every time I go there I find a new discovery and an old ‘friend’. Though there are permanent exhibits, they rotate the collections and also have special exhibitions so there is always something new to catch my eye and my imagination. The tram ride and those breathtaking initial views of the LA landscape are always a highlight whether it’s your first or hundredth visit. Just standing in the plaza area you realize the travertine buildings (designed by Richard Meier) are a work of art themselves. Pick up a copy of Today at The Getty which highlights special tours, events, children’s activities and lectures.
My first stop is always the painting galleries of the masters from Van Gogh to Cezanne to Rembrandt. This month, Manet and Modern Beauty, a dedicated exhibit to the Parisian artist opens. Them I visit the Sculpture, Decorative Arts and Photography galleries. The Photography collection is always changing and always evocative.
The gardens are not to be missed – The Flowermaze created by artist Robert Irwin is bursting with color and textures. So peaceful – the perfect place to simply relax. Follow the path in the Central Garden and listen to the sounds of the stream made by strategically placed boulders creating a ‘sound sculpture.’ There are daily garden tours. Get yourself to the Getty! Art is truly everywhere at this stellar museum.
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