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milkmaid46 Apr 16th, 2015 07:27 PM

California: Getty museum
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IMDonehere Apr 16th, 2015 07:38 PM

Go there look and look at the art and the gardens.

dbdurand Apr 16th, 2015 08:07 PM

There are 2 Gettys. One is the Getty Center in West LA, specifically Brentwood. You can get a lot of input for an itinerary here.

The other Getty is the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades. Similar info here to help you figure out what to do.

And I probably should have put this first, the Getty Web Page.

logandog Apr 16th, 2015 08:45 PM

The Norton Simon in Pasadena and LACMA offer more in the way of fine art.

longhorn55 Apr 16th, 2015 08:51 PM

If you are going to the Getty Villa, note that you must have a free, timed entry ticket before you arrive. You have to show your ticket(s) before they allow you onto the premises to park your car.

sf7307 Apr 17th, 2015 10:55 AM

Note also that the best thing about the Getty Villa is the villa itself and the grounds, not the art that's housed there.

SAB Apr 17th, 2015 11:51 AM

sf7370--I feel the same way about the Getty Center. The Norton Simon on the other hand has an exquisite collection!!!

NeoPatrick Apr 17th, 2015 12:47 PM

While I loved the art at the Norton Simon, I can't get over the yelling at I received from an overly enthusiastic guard. We were standing about 15 feet back from a large painting quietly discussing it. With a rolled up museum map in hand, I vaguely used it to point towards a part of the painting I was talking with my partner about. A guard came running up and -- I kid you not -- literally screamed "do not point at the art". Remember, I was standing about 15 feet away from the painting.

But I digress. I agree that both the Getty museums are more about the facility than they are the art. Still, both are well worth a visit.

elizzie4000 Apr 20th, 2015 05:38 PM

I feel the same way about the Getty Villa. My friend and I enjoyed the grounds and the Villa but ended up a bit bored by the art. Oh, and it does have a nice view.

happytrailstoyou Apr 20th, 2015 06:53 PM

Getty is good if the special exhibits interest you. It is a great destination for views, and the cheeseburger is delicious and a good value.


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