Los Angeles City With Art Nov16

Los Angeles City With Art...

There are some cities in the world that just declare their artistic nature for all to see and Los Angeles is one of those cities. The sprawling city is home to several museums including the J. Paul Getty Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). There are museums in satellite regions of LA worth visiting as well, including San Marino’s Huntington Library, Art Collection and Gardens and Malibu’s branch of the Getty called The Getty Villa which is a structure created to resemble a first century Roman villa located in Herculaneum, Italy. While traditionally viewed as the home of Tinsel Town, or Hollywood, we often tend to view Los Angeles first as home to the U.S. media empire. This is not untrue, but the city surprises us by also being home to so many museums with such extensive programs of art. And the museums house several kinds of art including sculpture and landscaping. Really it seems impossible to visit the Getty in less than a day. In fact, it nearly requires two or three trips to see everything on the campus. And it’s the same with the Huntington Library, particularly if you are fond of old books, letters, as well as gardens and art. History is strongly represented by the Getty, the Huntington and The Getty Villa. At the Huntington Library out in nearby San Marino, history is more immediate as visitors are encouraged to peruse letters, paintings and architecture from a time when the southwest United States was mostly orchard fields and Georgian mansions. The J. Paul Getty Museum located in the hills that divide Los Angeles from San Fernando Valley covers a thorough and diverse range of historical periods...