Thursday, May 19, 2011

Art Event: My visit to the Getty Center

My visit to the Getty research institute in Los Angeles was a very enlightening experience. From the start, it felt like a trip to an amusement park as you have to take a trolly to the research center hidden in the hills of west Los Angeles. The entire museum is designed differently, accommodating an international style of architecture that expresses Frank Lloyd Wright's signature style. Jean Paul Getty purchased 750 acres in the foothills of the Santa Monica mountains. The design of the architecture is very classical and the materials used were to express the Getty's roots in the past and belief in the future. The Getty Center opened in December 1997 and has not stopped giving the public an exquisite view of art from different cultures, mediums, and time periods. The best part about going to the Getty is, that it's totally free, except for the 15 dollar parking fee, but you can just park in the neighborhoods and walk to it.

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