Monday, July 19, 2010

The Getty in LA

The Getty museum opened on a hill top in Los Angeles in 1997. It's impressive architecture, sculpture, gardens and views of the city make it a popular site for residents and visitors alike.

Besides the Art Museum it's buildings house the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation and the Getty Trust which funds the museum.
Admission is free, as is the tram ride up the hill from the parking lot.

In addition to its permanent collection it brings in exhibits from all over the world

On this day we saw a collection of the art and sculpture of the French artist Juan-Leon Gerome. 1824-1904

Also on exhibit was a collection of photography documenting important events of history.
Overwhelming were the numerous photos of the many wars that Americans have fought and lost their lives in. Do we never learn?

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