LA’s newest museum is no ordinary experience. It starts with a 5 minute tram ride up to one of the most valuable pieces of land in Los Angeles, a ridge in the Santa Monica Mountains, just above Brentwood. There your greeted with 16,000 tons of limestone, which make up the stunning facade of the John Paul Getty Museum of Art.
Designed by architect Richard Myer, the Getty is a source of pride for LA today, but it is surprising in exists at all. Surrounding communities put the architect through a 13 year fight over the design. The Getty specialty is 17th and 18th century decorative art, but you’ll also find sculptures, paintings, and illuminating manuscripts. Admission is free and the museum is open everyday, except Monday.