They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. - Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol - US artist (1928 - 1987)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A trip to the J. Paul Getty Villa

Hello all, I hope you are doing well and are relaxed after a beautiful weekend.

Saturday morning, I enjoyed coffee and reading the paper. I made a mess. lol



later, a friend and I went to the Getty Villa in Malibu. It was a crisp 70 degrees at the beach, a beautiful day for some culture and history. Enjoy the photos. The museum is a replica of a summer Villa in Italy.























Here is what the Getty website says.

The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu opened on January 28, 2006, after the completion of a major renovation project. As a museum and educational center dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria, the Getty Villa serves a varied audience through exhibitions, conservation, scholarship, research, and public programs. The Villa houses approximately 44,000 works of art from the Museum's extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, of which over 1,200 are on view.

If you ever have the opportunity do visit, do. It is free, except for parking ($10.00), make reservations online, we didn't and flirted with the guy at the entrance, he pulled two tickets out of his pocket. Ha!

5 comments:

A Lewis said...

I've looked up there on the hill at the Museum many times and thought how beautiful it is!

juliandarling said...

I love that museum. It's so gorgeous. I always look for homoerotic Greek pottery (there was a lot) but the collection doesn't seem to have any... :P

Anonymous said...

You call that a 'mess' HA!...
I know that you're just kiddin...

Love the pictures...I was about to
ask what that one was but as I got
to lookin at it I saw it was lily
pads...
I think the guys would love to have
one of those pee pots...

TACKLE YOU HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Laurie

Stephen said...
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Stephen said...

I love the Getty!
I lived in LA from 1972-76, when I went to college at Loyola Marymount University. My Father grew up in Silver Lake. I love the city & I love your blog!