Weekend Outings at the Getty

With midterms just around the corner, I thought I would take advantage of this past weekend to do some off campus exploring and ended up at the Getty.

The Getty is a beautiful museum right on the other side of the 405.  By bus, you can get there in as little as 10 minutes!  It has magnificent gardens, breathtaking architecture, and an impressive collection of artwork.  Several notable pieces include works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Manet, and Degas.

It is the perfect place to hang out, walk around, or study.  There are gardens, cafes, fountains, and an outstanding view of LA.  It is always a treat to see the beaches of Santa Monica, the sky scrapers of downtown, LMU’s campus and all of UCLA.  There are vantage points all over, making it a great place to overlook the city.

Of all my experiences in LA, the Getty has consistently been one of my favorites.  I go there whenever I get the chance.  It is the perfect location for any UCLA student because it is free, easily accessible by public transportation, and has a little something for everyone (including Wi-Fi)!

This past Saturday, My friends and I found a quiet table away from the main walk way, I bought the most delicious chai latte I have ever had, and read some for my class.  As an extended study break, my friends and I walked around the extensive painting exhibits and the special gallery on the Renaissance depictions of Jesus.  We even found some pictures that depicted scenes from the Gospel of John (which we had all been studying right before)!  It was a very moving experience!