The Architectural Tour

Alley and The Architectural Tour, Getty Center - Los Angeles, California

The Architectural Tour, Getty Center – Los Angeles, California

I often like the architecture of the art museums more than the art itself. Sad but true. More so at The Getty Center, where the hilltop campus is extraordinary. I’ve showcased bits and pieces of The Getty over the last dozen posts.

There were a few different docent-led tours, and I was thrilled there was one for architecture. There was also a garden tour, but I didn’t have time to attend both. Here we have Robert giving the details of what makes the architecture so extraordinary. I shot the architecture, of course, but also found opportunities for street photography.

Richard Meier, an American architect and abstract artist, designed The Getty Center. He won the Pritzker Prize in 1984, architecture’s highest honor. The Getty Center was opened in 1997, and he also designed the San Jose City Hall — another building that I like — in 2005.

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2 thoughts on “The Architectural Tour

  1. I agree with you. Often the architecture of the building is as much of a draw as the art within it. The Modern in Fort Worth is an example. I also liked the new Whitney building in NYC. I haven’t seen the Getty yet, but you’ve inspired me to get there.

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