Timings : 9am - 5:30pm, Monday - Sunday
Type : Art Museum
Established : 1997
Opened in : December 1997
Architect : Richard Meier
Admission : Free
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Public transit access : Train, Getty Center Tram
Advisory : Photographs and videos taken at the art museum are for personal use only and may not be sold.
Accessibility : Wheelchair-accessible car park, toilet and entrance
Location : Brentwood, Los Angeles, California
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Housed within Los Angeles’ renowned Getty Center, J. Paul Getty Museum is one of Los Angeles’ top sightseeing locations fostering art as it is for centuries. Richard Meier has used travertine stone to curate an Italian style curvature at the majestic entrance. The museum campus having pristine lakes, ravishing gardens and rare flora, is also an ideal spot for enjoying picnics and leisure visits.
Taking a picturesque tram ride from the entrance to the hilltop, you can reach the Museum Plaza. The museum has regal interiors and features pre-20th-century European murals, historical stone sculptures, drawings, illuminated manuscripts and photos of notable events in world history from the 1830s to the present day. The Getty Museum displays three millenia worth of art belonging to the Greek, Italian, Roman and Mesopotamian civilizations, a collection unique to the museum. One of their most historic exhibits is the original masterpiece - Irises by Van Gogh, showing vibrant flowers on a canvas. After finishing your tour of the precious objects here, you can read at their library for deeper understanding of each item and related information. Outside the museum building is Central Garden, lined with themed cafes and diners serving hot beverages and appetizing multi-cuisine meals.