As a new resident here in L.A. I was super excited to visit the Getty Museum. I've heard so many amazing things about it and I must agree, the experience was fabulous! Besides a gal can never have enough culture in her life.
Just in case you aren't familiar with The Getty Museum, it's the most expensive museum around and is a carbon copy of the 2000 year old Roman Vila which some time ago overlooked the Bay of Naples near the city of Pompeii. The admittance is free except for monthly exhibits.
Indoors the museum, there are around forty superb and delicate gallery rooms which are lavishly embellished with marble and gold. Some of these galleries are extremely extravagant and are filled with exquisite art such as Van Gogh's and Monet's. I can promise you that they are worth seeing. The Getty is overflowing with a collection of paintings, sculptures, etchings, drawings, elucidated manuscripts, old-fashioned decorative trimmings and the photography.
There's also a few interactive activities for adults and children to participate in, such as clay exhibits, sketching tables and photography face expression booths.
Not only did I get a chance to indulge in amazing art but I made it a family day for my son, daughter and my granddaughter as well. It was son's 15th birthday yesterday and I wanted him to add more culture to his repertoire. (train them up young)
Most of the collections at the museum are as old as the time of Christ and it gave me a feeling of richness as I entered each room filled with lavish pieces. Even if you are not a lover of history this museum has a lot in store for you! And it's a great date night (or ladies night) as they serve cocktails on Saturday evenings from 6PM - 9PM with weekly DJ's and live bands.
Check out a few photos below of the memories from my family day at the Getty. Enjoy!
Before entering the Getty you can hang out in the patio area while listening to a live band as you take in the amazing hilltop views of the city of Los Angeles. Simply gorgeous!
One of my favorite pieces: A Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros (love) As women I'm sure we can relate.