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Getty Museum

Getty Museum 

Getty Museum (Los Angeles, USA) – expositions, opening hours, address, phone numbers, official website.

California’s largest Getty Museum of Art is located on a hilltop in Santa Monica. It also includes the villa of oil tycoon Paul Getty, the richest man in the world at the time of his death. He wanted to make art accessible to everyone, so admission to the institution was and remains free.

The patron was a weirdo. He believed in the transmigration of souls and considered himself the reincarnation of Emperor Hadrian, so his museum is decorated in the tradition of Roman architecture.

What to see

The exposition occupies 5 halls, in which objects of art are exhibited, from the era of antiquity to the present. The collection is arranged not in chronological order, but thematically: “Gods and Goddesses”, “Trojan War”, “Theater”, etc. Here you can see old manuscripts, sculptures, paintings, jewelry, photographs, etc.

Some of the exhibits at the Getty Museum were considered illegally acquired and returned to Italy, but the collection is still considered one of the richest and most valuable in the United States.

The collection is constantly updated, employees regularly travel to world auctions and buy art objects. Gardens are planted around the museum building, and a picturesque view opens up from the hill. On the territory there is free Wi-Fi, a gift shop and a good restaurant with a veranda and a view of Santa Monica, it is better to reserve a table in advance (you can on the office website), the cost of a Sunday brunch is 42 USD per person. The prices on the page are for September 2019.

Practical information

Address: Los Angeles, 1200 Getty Center Drive, CA 90049-1679 Website (in English).

Working hours: Tuesday-Friday, Sunday: from 10:00 to 17:30, Saturday: from 10:00 to 21:00, Monday – closed.

Admission is free, but you will have to pay for parking (if you arrived by taxi or public transport, you need to present a check from the taxi driver) – 20 USD per car or motorcycle, after 15:00 – 15 USD, on Saturdays – 10 USD.

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