April 23, 2013

The Getty. Los Angeles.

Our field trip last week with Little Dude’s 4th grade class.IMG_4129IMG_4131IMG_4212IMG_4135Our docent was pretty wonderful.  And she was completely delighted with our students.  They were engaged and enthusiastic and surprisingly [to her, anyway] knowledgeable and observant about biblical, mythological, and artistic nuances.IMG_4153gettyAnd then there was this clueless twit.  Without a doubt, Van Gogh’s Irises was the most popular painting on exhibit.  There was a lengthy line of people waiting to take pictures.  And this clueless twit?  Yeah, he just stood there, right in line with the art and didn’t move the whole time I was there.IMG_4251No lines for Monet, Pissarro, Renoir or Manet …monet pisarro renoir manetIMG_4272getty2
Little Dude loved this field trip.  So did I.  (well, minus that whole 2-hour rush hour traffic to get there. bah.)

7 comments:

gaylene said...

Beautiful! We used to drive by there all the time, but never stopped to go up. Now we live across the country. Maybe someday I'll get a chance...but I'm glad to peek inside with your pictures.

Rebekah said...

You're allowed to take pictures there?! High Museum in Atlanta has guards all around the more popular exhibits watching your every move and signs posted everywhere that we're not allowed to take pictures. I had to be very sneaky with my phone for Diego Rivera/Frida Kahlo exhibit and even then only got one picture.

Skeller said...

Rebekah - Getty is super generous about photography. No flash or monopods allowed. And some traveling exhibits are off limits. But otherwise, photography is fine :-).

Anita Johnson said...

What a beautiful museum!

Tracey said...

Oh how I would have loved to have gone. Just heard on the radio today that LA traffic is ranked the worst traffic in the US. Like they had to do a survey on that? That's like common knowledge, right?

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

Oh how I remember. My guys went with their AP Euro class and I was in charge of the Illumination texts. Your architectural photo is breathtaking. That sky! That photo could hang in one of the galleries. :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Clueless twit, eh?
I wonder why he was standing there? Do you think he was so enamored with the work that he could not move?
This seems like a field trip that would be right up your alley.

Traffic is the bane of my existence. I try to avoid it all costs. Alas, I have to work during the day, so I am already gearing up for an adventurous ride tomorrow morning.

Have a happy week Skeller.