The Getty Museum had a wide range of remarkable design aspects to create one diverse place for Los Angeles to dine, relax and look at beautiful pieces of art history. As one exits off the monorail, you feel as if you teleported from your urbanized Los Angeles home to a beautiful European city for the day. By capturing this moment, one can take a snapshot of the beautiful white marble sculptures on the white granite stairs as you head into the museum. Right away you see the same similar approach with the design of their buildings. The dramatic architecture is vast in size and piercing to one’s eye with its white walls. While the white buildings held a rich array of art exhibits, the surrounding open land did was well. The land outside each of the building held many purposes such as for dinning, resting, and artwork. The designers used the open space in and around each of the buildings. They made sure that people were not limited to one action while visiting the museum. Many could step outside away from the art for a coffee break or dine outdoors with a friend. Many often rested at table sunder the shade with a friend aligned to a sequence of waterfalls. The designers also supported the outdoor garden for people who might want to step outside and take a walk through a variety of vegetation. It was quite interesting to see such dramatic white architecture contrast with the greens of the garden. The garden was in a circular form where people can walk in and out of each pathway leading to the center. In the central axis where each pathway led was a hedge design that looks as though it were a maze. The design is so bold and eye catching that it draws many people to take a closer look from far. The maze itself attracted many of the museum’s visitors because of its striking design. The Getty has a variety of purposes, letting visitors explore the museum’s assortment of designs.
Over the field trip week, I visited the Getty Museum for the first time. Immediately the experience was thrilling from the start. I found it fascinating that we rode a monorail on the side of a hill, that not only overlooked the 405 freeway but most of Los Angeles as we rode from the parking structure to the museum. As we stepped off the monorail, right away you feel as though you are in another country. It felt as though in the matter of minutes I went from urbanized Los Angeles to a beautiful European city. One can fool other’s that you were in Europe for the day by taking a photograph of the beautiful white marble sculptures on the stairs that lead to the museum entrance. As you walk through the entrance lobby, I instantly saw the dramatic piercing white architecture from left to right. Not only did the inside of each building hold a rich array of art exhibits but the open land surrounding the buildings did as well. The land outside each of the building held many purposes such as for dinning, resting, and artwork. It was neat to rest at a table under the shade with a friend aligned to a sequence of waterfalls. As we continued our walk, we found ourselves in a garden filled with a vast variety of plants. It was so peaceful walking in and out of each pathway. In the center where each pathway led was a hedge design that looks as though it were a maze. The design is so bold and eye catching that it draws many people to take a closer look. The maze itself attracted many of the museum’s visitors because of its striking design. The Getty is an astonishing museum filled with an assortment of diverse art in and around the museum itself and would recommend others to visit as well.