Not to be confused with the Getty Villa near the beach, the Getty Center is in the mountains and is home to European art, modern architecture, peaceful gardens, and has an incredible view of Los Angeles.
The Getty Center is home to European art that was created during the 1600s-1900s. Notable painters found at this museum are Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Monet, and Rubens. In March 2021, the museum acquired Lucretia by Artemisia Gentileschi after being in a private collection for centuries, and is now on display. I had the pleasure of viewing this incredible painting and learning the story behind the painting and painter in person during June 2021.
The modern architecture here is absolutely stunning. No matter where you are on the grounds of this museum, everywhere is a great spot to snap some pictures for instagram.
There are quite a few gardens on the ground of The Getty Center. The Central Garden is the largest, and has an abundance of flowers and flowing water. It’s a nice area to walk around and smell the roses, or sit under the shade and relax to the sounds of the waterfall.
The Cactus Gardens are located by the East and West Pavilions. You can enjoy the view from above and admire the views of Los Angeles, and you can walk down the steps to get closer and appreciate the beauty of cacti and succulents.