The Getty Center is situated on the Santa Monica Mountains above Brentwood. Millions of visitors come every year to look at its permanent collection of pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts as well as its outdoor sculptures. The Getty is also famous forits architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles.
What to see at The Getty Museum ?
1. Vincent van Gogh’s "Irises": A masterpiece, this 1889 oil painting portrays glow of delicate flowers on sturdy canvas. This painting is located at Gallery W204 of the West Pavilion.
2. "Rembrandt Laughing": A self-portrait by Rembrandt, depicting himself dressed in soldier's uniform. Currently located in the Gallery E205 of the East Pavilion
3. Outdoor Sculptures: There are 28 outdoor sculptures located throughout the campus grounds. Most interesting are the cardinals by Italian artist Giacomo Manzù. These sculptures are on view at the South Terrace.
4. Central Garden: Located at the heart of the Getty Center. Central Garden changes with the seasons. A stroll through thi sgarden engages your eyes, nose and ears . This garden presents stunning views stretching from Mount Baldy to Santa Catalina Island.
5. Cactus Garden: Features various cacti, succulents, and other plants from a desert terrain, located between the East and West Pavilions
6. Getty 360 programs
How to Reach The Getty Center?
Bus: 734 (Mon - Fri ) and 234 (Weekends and holidays), stops at intersection of Getty Center Drive and Sepulveda Boulevard
Metro route planner: http://www.metro.net/