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The Getty Center: Art and Nature Combined

On December 16th, 1997; the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California opened its doors as a museum and a research, conservation, and leadership institute. The Getty Center is quite an interesting building made out of white marble, which unintentionally became an attraction within the city thanks to its peculiar architecture with feng shui influences and the fact that it is located over a hill in Brentwood, LA. From this hill, you can overlook Interstate 405 and if the day is clear, you will be able to see the snow at Big Bear, the Pacific Ocean and the entire Los Angeles basin.

In the Getty Center Museum a number of classical and art sculptures are on permanent exhibition. Moreover, different examples of European paintings, manuscripts, drawings, photographs and decorative arts are shown on the museum. The Getty does not usually collect art from the 20th or 21st centuries but photographs from these periods are well received all the time. The Getty Center also counts on a 134,000 square-foot Central Garden, one of the marvelous creations of Robert Irwin. In this garden, the natural ravine between the Museum and the Research Institute is re-established with a tree-lined walkway. If you are visiting Los Angeles, do not miss the chance to visit the Getty Center. It is the best option to approach art within the most peaceful and relaxing environments.

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