Friday, May 04, 2007

Visit to the Getty Museum

Wednesday's afternoon activity was a visit to the Getty Museum. The J. Paul Getty Museum started from his private collection, and was housed for many years in a a Roman-style villa in Malibu, which is now the Getty Villa. Today's Getty Museum, designed by architect Richard Meier, occupies 750 acres of land in the Santa Monica Mountain foothills. The Getty Center includes an art collection so large it takes four exhibit pavilions just to show part of it, and the complex includes nine buildings in total.

We had a great time taking the architecture tour as well as checking out the impressionist paintings and a photograph exhibit. We enjoyed a nice lunch then walked the beautiful gardens.

It's been a great visit with my pops. Tomorrow he'll get on his motorcycle and head towards Lake Tahoe where he's hooking up with an old school buddy. I'm glad he likes Polly and has enjoyed his time here in LA.

The view from the Getty is spectacular. It was clear enough to see the ocean. There's so much to see and do, you really can't do it all in one afternoon. So, I guess we'll go back sometime and fill in the blanks.

Here is just a a taste of the way cool architecture.

Fun afternoon with people I love, surrounded by beauty, art and life. What's not to like?

1 comment:

Timmy Jimmy said...

Always nice to take a few moments to stop and smell the roses!