Visiting museums is something I enjoy doing pretty regularly. Although art museums are some of the most common, those are the ones I visit on rare occasions. Science museums on the other hand, are like second-homes to me.
That being said, I don’t oppose visiting art museums. I just don’t get the opportunity to do it very often since a lot of them are a bit out of the way for me. The Getty Center is no exception. It’s located at the top of a hill alongside the dreaded 405 freeway, which is a freeway I tend to stay away from unless I really need to use it.
I’ve only visited The Getty Center once before for a color theory class I was taking when I was in animation school. It was a field trip of sorts even though we all had to meet up there individually.
So when my friend Julie and I decided to hang out one day, we agreed on taking a trip to the Getty Center. Since my last visit was over 10 years ago, I barely remembered anything from the museum so everything felt like I was seeing it for the first time. I guess that is one benefit to forgetting some useless long-term memories.
Overall I absolutely love the unique architecture of the entire outdoor areas and the interiors were typical of most museums I’ve visited before. The views of Los Angeles from the top of the highest building was something I really enjoyed.