Paintings, Sculpture, and a Garden at the Getty Center
The Getty Center sits in the Brentwood community of Los Angeles, about 20 minutes northwest of Downtown Los Angeles and nearly the same distance from The Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, another top Los Angeles museum. At the Getty Center, visitors view a collection of American and European Art that focuses on works from the Middle Ages to the present. The trip up to the Getty Center (a tram ride from the parking structure at the base of the hill, through greenery, to museum at the top), and the grounds (including the marble tile courtyard, fountains, and Zen garden), are just as amazing and intriguing as the art in the galleries.
Travertine Structures, Amazing Views, and World-Famous Artworks
The tramway ascent up to the Getty Center gives visitors a glimpse of what will come: great views of Los Angeles and stunning buildings crafted from travertine that was imported from Italy. Upon arrival at the museum, a visitor’s center greets guests and offers information about guided tours and art that dates back as early as 400 BC. Highlights of the Getty Center include Vincent van Gogh’s Irises and Edouard Manet’s Rue Mosnier with Flags.
Before or after a day at the Getty Center, it can be fun to shop in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive.