The J. Paul Getty Museum is presenting Jackson Pollock’s Mural.
The Getty is an art museum located in Los Angeles and is home to many exhibits, including “Heaven and Earth”, “Byzantium Green” collection, “Queen Victorian” photography and Jackson Pollock’s mural.
The Getty itself is free to enter, but parking is $15. Once you have arrived, people them board the tram that leads them up the mountain, with 360 degree views overlooking Los Angeles. The tram is considered one of the best parts of the museum, as it builds the anticipation of seeing the artwork that rests on the top of the hills in the museum.
Jackson Pollock’s Mural is considered to be one of the most iconic paintings of the twentieth century, and is being displayed at the Getty alongside the museums research of the painting.
Milton Edwards, a 69-year old plumbing architect who helped design the museum said, “The Getty is a pieces of art on it own, overlooking LA. It was a very intricate and detailed structure to work on.”
The galleries also offer statues that mimic the statue of David, painted stitchwork, and paintings from the Victorian era. Outside of these galleries are many shops in which smaller replicas are available with coffee mugs, bags, books on the artists and other things to buy and remind a person of their visit to the Getty.
The Getty also houses the Central Garden, created by artist Robert Irwin, which lies at the heart of the museum center. The 134 thousand square foot design is always being replenished with newly planted flowers and trees, which signifies Irwin’s concept of an always changing environment. The Getty uses the change in seasons to change the way that they show the gardens, and the type of trees, plants and flowers that they use.
Sarah Smith, 21-year old communications major, said, “The Getty is one of the most beautiful places in LA, and the garden is my favorite part. I love that every time I go, it never really looks the same. I have been to the Getty over three times, and I never get tired of looking around, because it always offers something new and different to experience.”
The Getty also has coffee shops, a cafe and a restaurant that visitors may visit while they stroll around the museum. While most of the galleries are fine with a coffee in hand, others have very strict rules as to weather or not cameras and beverages are allowed in. The coffee shop is located on the third floor of the museum, and offers views that overlook Los Angeles.
Many events are also held at the museum, including various concerts, conferences, and school field trips. Tours are also available at the museum with prior arrangements.
The Getty also hosts events such as college night, which was help April 7, from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Graham Harris, museum tour guide, said, “College night helps teach students about the different exhibits, and give them a chance to take what they learn in their classes and apply them to real life. The Jackson Pollock is definitely one of the most popular exhibits.”