It is one of the best deals in town. The only fee is to park and they don’t even care how many people you have in your clown car.
We got there early enough, parked and took the tram up and were already wandering around by 10:30 or so. We enjoyed many of the exhibits starting with The Poetry of Paper, moving through most of the West building and then out into the gardens before ending in the South building with the French Decorative Art.
It was a beautiful day. The grounds were lovely. It was crowded by the time we left, and we left mid afternoon lots of people were still coming in.
It is wonderful to see so many people at the museum. So many children there as well, both with families and with day camps.
I was walking around the exhibits and torn between being thrilled so many people were there and wanting it to be quieter. I remember going to the museum as a kid, with my mom, sometimes with my aunt or grandmother. What I also remember is being extremely quiet.
The world is different now, as a kid I would not have been sitting on the tram up the side of the mountain if there was an older person standing. In fact I am always more comfortable standing on trams, busses and trains simply because we never really sat as kids.
But I was glad to see The Getty packed. Those children will need to grow up with an appreciation for the arts to support them later in life so if memories of squeaking their tennis shoes through the exhibit and tossing pennies
at the Koi in the fountain is what helps them learn then so be it. I just directed myself to quieter rooms until the crowd found me and then back tracked.
Today we are heading to the county fair….(Insert Banjo Rif Here)