Situated on a hill in West Los Angeles overlooking the city of Los Angeles, Pacific Ocean, and Santa Monica Mountains, the J. Paul Getty Museum is among the most notable museums in the country. Not only are the museum's architecture and meticulously designed grounds works of art in of themselves, but the extensive collection of Western art is captivating. The J. Paul Getty Museum celebrates European art from the Middle Ages through present day. On display for contemplation are priceless objects, paintings, drawings, sculptures, ancient manuscripts and photography. Admission to the Getty and exhibitions is always free.
Visit The Getty -
A day at The Getty is a thought-provoking experience. The ever-changing gardens provide a natural escape for the mind to wander. The building's dramatic architecture changes perspective with shadow-play against interesting angles. Inside, rare art offers insight into centuries' old beliefs and lifestyles. Visiting The Getty Museum is easy when you stay at Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills. Our convenient location in the heart of Los Angeles puts you within minutes of such popular landmarks as the hilltop Getty Museum. Or visit the Getty Villa in Malibu located approximately 30 minutes from Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills.
The Getty Villa -
Located on Pacific Coast Highway in the scenic coastal enclave of Malibu, California, the Getty Villa is dedicated to the study of art forms and cultural interests as they pertain to ancient Rome, Greece, and Etruria. The Villa's impressive collection of antiquities numbers approximately 44,000 pieces. More than 1,200 items are on display throughout the Villa's 23 themed galleries. Of particular interest is the famous Getty Bronze - one of the only life-size bronze statues in existence from ancient Greece. The Getty Bronze, officially titled Statue of a Victorious Youth, is an Olympic champion. Admission to the Getty Villa is free.
Getty Gardens -
The landscape at the Getty Museum is a notable work of art. The Central Garden was designed by artist Robert Irwin and comprises 134,000 square feet of purposeful design. The crown jewel of the Central Garden is the natural stream that transitions to a small stone waterfall before cascading into a pool with floating azaleas. Every plant in the garden was strategically placed for its influence on the garden's overall color, light and reflection qualities. The Central Garden features over 500 varieties of plants. Interpretive garden tours are offered Tuesday - Sunday throughout the day.