Friday, February 19, 2010

J Paul Getty Villa - Malibu, California

One of my friends, Kriste, and I went to the J Paul Getty Villa in Malibu today. What an incredible art museum it is. It is built in a canyon right off Pacific Coast Highway and literally at the Beach.

Mr. Getty had the villa modeled after the Roman villa, Villa dei Parili. The villa was originally built in 1974 to house his European antiquities. The villa was closed in 1996 to be later opened in 2006 after 250 million dollars in renovations.

The art was amazing. The architecture was amazing. We had to have reservations in advance to visit the museum. If you are in Southern California - or plan to visit here, you must consider visiting the Villa!!

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