Although I think art is cool, I don't enjoy looking at other people's scribble scrabble and believing that it's amazing. They even tell you, art is how you see it. Well I see it as a scam. I can scribble and pour paint buckets all over a tarp and call it art, maybe you'll see it as something else. But aside from my opinion, I enjoyed The Getty for the many reasons many others did; the outside structure of the actual buildings and the beautiful views of LA. The only thing I realized is that the limestone used to build the actual Getty was far more pretty than any other brick out there . In fact, I want my next house built out of that limestone. Other than that, the artwork means nothing to me. I still enjoyed the experience and the garden setting, and I think you will too. Parking was free. Food and snack booths are available but not so cheap. Take a good camera and go.
The Getty is a great place to get out to see art and people. An enjoyable day to stroll and take in history and creative works. Or just to relax on the grounds, while people watching and taking in views of the surrounding area and the Pacific. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring your shades for walking around the grounds. The Getty can be quite confusing so, grab a map to guide you from place to place. This is not a place that you will see everything in a day; make your choices and go for it. Also, bring your patience. On busy days, parking can take some time, as well as, getting through the security bag check before taking the tram up the hill to the museum. Enjoy!
It's an amazing museum filled with permanent and temporary galleries. Admission is free and parking at the garage is $15. They have both guided and self-guided tours available. I prefer the self-guided one because I like the freedom to go at my own pace. For the self-guided tour you just give them an id and you can borrow an old iPhone with headphones. Then as you go about exploring the museum some of items will have a number that you type into your iPhone and a recording will play about the item. I was there for 5 hours and still feel the need to return because I didn't see everything. It's such a beautiful museum and definitely worth checking out.
Had a great time! Displays were very nice and interesting. Handicap parking was great! Team is constantly running, not much wait time. Guided tours are free and are great if you have the time, if not, pick up the free head phones and guide yourself and listen to the interesting facts as you move along through the museum. You have to start when it opens, there is just so much to see, you cannot see it all in one day. Will definitely go again!
Always amazing to go to even if you went every week you'll find something different that you haven't seen before. They changed some of the exhibitions pretty regularly about a month or two sometimes more depending on who they're focusing on. Best thing is it's $15 a car load and that's all you really have to pay for, obviously besides food. Great place to just chill and reset on their lawn especially if you live in LA.