J. Paul Getty Museum - Inside & Out

Photos by C. Whitney-Ward

- Another side trip - 4 days Chasing L.A. -

The Getty has been called the modern 'Acropolis' and when you take the tram up the hillside and come upon this jutting, curvaceous, very white museum and its spectacular perch overlooking Santa Monica, Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean, you understand the comparison.  

Built  by Pritzker prise-winning architect Richard Meier, the Getty comprises six buildings on 110 acres, and the beautiful museum houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, European and American photographs, and decorative arts.  

I started taking photographs and realized that the wonderful  dichotomy of the stark exterior and opulent interior decorative arts wing would make a playful visual essay. So here goes:

J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA

1 (310) 440-7330

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh I found you today on Carla's fabulous blog. I love these Getty photos. I went to LA last October to play with blog friends and we spent a day there. What a magnificent place it is. You captured it beautifully.

    I liked the portrait advice your shared today. I'll remember that!