Best of LA Museums: The Getty

The Getty [1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049] is one of the most fabulous art museums I have ever been to, both inside and out! Entrance is free, but parking will run you $15 – which was worth the price for the cultural phenomenon. There is so much to see you could easily spend the whole day here, however you can also use the same admission price to visit the Getty Villa in a separate location – more art and bang for your buck. After you park in the labyrinth-like underground lot and take the scenic shuttle train you are transported to a moment in time. Take it slow. Marvel at the waves of Italian travertine stone in which the buildings are made of. The sprawling open air architecture here is absolutely artistry itself.

the getty_14Inside the many buildings you will find art ranging from 1600s through today sectioned off by era and heritage. I swooned at Monet and Van Gogh’s imaginative impressionist wonders.

the getty_7 the getty_6I was impressed by the more realistic scenes and portraits ranging in subject, so vigilantly detailed.

the getty_12 the getty_8There are multiple floors in the buildings, make sure to pop outside on the balconies to find a magnificent view of the city and a beautiful arrangement of desert flora.

the getty_9 the getty_11There were a handful of outdoor sculptures to glance at.

the getty_After viewing as much artwork as you can handle (there is so much of it!), make your way to the garden, a true slice of Eden.

the getty_4The winding paths guide you from one magical scene to the next. The sights and smells of the flowers were positively brilliant and brightened up the haze. I stood awhile listening to the sound of stream rush atop the rocks.

the getty_3I adored the bougainvillea ‘trees’ which were so vibrant and interesting.

the getty_5High above the city of Los Angeles The Getty immerses you in a world of beauty, stay as long as you can.

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