I could write about the J Paul Getty Museum for days. In fact, I’m sure there are already volumes of books about it’s many different facets: Its architecture, it’s collections, its location, its sordid history, and even the great (and seemingly miserly) Getty himself.
I’ll spare you all of that, and instead tell you that I spent the afternoon there taking the following photos and deciding the top 10 reasons why you should visit The Getty:
- Its stunningly beautiful architecture on any type of day.
- Its magnificent picturesque gardens that’ll turn any Instagram into an art collection.
- Its wonderful and vast collection of art.
- Its majestic views of Los Angeles and surrounding valley.
- The cafe is not bad. No, really.
- It’s air-conditioned.
- The free tours of the grounds and the collections.
- The staff is knowledgeable and helpful.
- It’s a great place to have a picnic on the grass.
- It’s free.
Yeah. In the crowded, overpopulated, and scammy/scummy depths of Los Angeles, the Getty remains free to the public. Just a $15 parking fee. I mean, duh, dude. Here are some pictures I took of the artwork: Message me if you want to know more about anything.