It looks a super place to visit!!!!......Like the SUN!!!!
7 reviews of Getty Center in English
Permanent collection and changing exhibitions, really great knowledgable staff and information resources.
Five buildings (pavillions) of different things around a central courtyard.
The gardens and views are also excellent, very well worth a visit.
The only criticism I would have would be not much choice with food options if you want to pick up a quick lunch.
Check in on foursquare for a discount in the gift shop!
$15 to park, free to enter (very pleased about that!)
One of the most astonishing cultural centers in the world, The Getty Center is an absolute must when visiting Los Angeles.
Built with the money left by businessman J. Paul Getty, the Getty Center is home to some of the world's most beloved and famous pieces of art. Fancy a bit of Aeschylus-era Greek sculpture? How about some Roman pottery? Vincent Van Gogh or Ansel Adams more your thing? The Getty has it.
With a rotating collection relationship with several prominent museums and private collectors the world over, The Getty is guaranteed to have something for everyone.
My favourite two exhibits, in the upteen times I've been there, were The Egypt: From Here To Now, which showcased Egyptian writings, drawings and sculptures; and the America in Pictures, a collection of early American photos, post-daugerrotype.
The Getty is free to enter, courtesy of the J. Paul Getty trust, but parking is $7 per car. If you go on foot, it's completely free!
As it's located at one of the highest points in the San Gabriel Valley area, you have to either hike up a very long hill (walking should take you 20 minutes) or take the monorail, which leaves every five minutes.
The gardens at The Getty are some of the most interesting and finest in the area. There is a maze of hedge and various growing green things, and some really gorgeous flowering specimens.
The most amazing thing about The Getty, if all the free art weren't enough, is that it's all made out of the most astonishingly pristine white marble in the world. There are sheer tons (and tonnes) of this stuff everywhere you look -- the entire centre is made of it. It's like walking into a minimalist's dream.
Be prepared to jostle with tourists from all over the world, and even when you go on a Tuesday at lunch time, be prepared for bathroom queues and people.
For a real treat, go to one of the Getty's fun talks they host, or pay a $5er for a bit of music at one of their public events.
Either way, just visit, yeah?
You definitely have to see that building. Besides the view from the top is wonderful, the art you can see there is interesting and worth a visit.
I've been there each time I went to L.A. and I will go there again.
One thing to mention is the sun up there. It's truly hot and sunny there so bring something with you to be protected.
Park your car and get in the queue for the tram! It’s a strange way to start the day - and I would allow a day to visit. However, what awaits you will not disappoint.
If you love Richard Myers then you’ll loave this building. I used to work for a bank whose headquarters were designed by him. I love him. If you don’t know him then think of white, white and more white!
On top of a hill this museum is awesome. Views framed in every direction by this beautiful building. Although you’ll love the art its the building that with take you heart. The endless blue skies seem to come in to meet the building. Awesome is the word!
As well as the visual, the materials used will give you a sensory feast. Enjoy the gardens. Feel becalmed by them. Walk in them if it’s not too hot. Do take your sunglasses!
So to the art. I enjoyed the exhibits - they change all the time - but truly cannot tell you what I saw. The building so overwhelms me.
You will need to eat there and the food is good. Eat outside and enjoy the fantastic views.
Stay as long as you dare before enjoying more views as you descend on the tram, vowing to return.
Designed by Richard Myers, known for his pallette of white, this hilltop museum and education centre will not disappoint. It was one of the early construction projects to top the 1 billion dollar cost and when you are there you see why. It is an extensive campus of buildings all molded to the hilltop to provide a views both internal and out over the Los Angeles basin.
The centre contains some exquisitely designed gardens and the central garden designed by contemporary artist Robert Irwin will leave you with a sense of inspiration. They use modern materials mixed with both historical, international and contemporary planning concepts to provide a complete sensual experience.
With sunshine almost a sure thing every day, the campus of buildings provides an abundance of outdoor spaces with the full range of light quality, from full sun and glare to deep cavernous shaded spaces.
Inside you will find a full range of exhibits with highlighted exhibits changing on a regular basis. Some of the buildings are used for research and training of new artists. The outdoor cafe allows you to sit back and enjoy the views while you enjoy your food.
Finally…I must mention that the only way to get to the Getty Center is via Tram. That’s right, all visitors must park their car at the bottom (8$ charge, however the museum is FREE) and catch the tram up. They run regularly and it is a relaxing way to get their enjoying the views as you ascend the mountain.
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