Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Architecture and Art

Recently my husband John and I made a family trip to his native southern California. A first question is always "which museum/site/activity/historic district would you like to see?" My answer this time was "the Getty!" Architecture and art.

Richard Meier's stone, steel and glass structure frames the exterior views of Los Angeles, creates courtyards decorated by visitors, and shelters interconnected galleries filled with art.

lavender steel
buildings as pavilions
down to the grotto
the grotto
a picnic in the shade
in the garden
in the gallery
people decorate the courtyard
view of Los Angeles from the cactus garden
cactus garden
time warp
cactus, stone and sky
 We need another trip to spend more time in the museum, though we did see the show on Gustav Klimt's drawings. The Getty is worth visiting over and over. I'm looking forward to our next visit.