Sunday, June 5, 2016

Event 3: The Getty

Me and my buddy Sean at the Getty
(I'm on the right)
For my third event, I decided to go to the Getty with some of my friends.  The Getty has always interested me, and was one of the places I was told to go to while attending college at UCLA.  Last year I could see the Getty from my dorm room, and always wondered what was there.  Overall, the Getty was a very cool place to visit, except for the $15 that it cost to park.  I would definitely recommend the Getty to art lovers and those who appreciate a good view.

From the time you arrive at the Getty, you are treated with an enjoyable experience.  A tram ride along a hillside leads you to the front steps of the Getty, where statues and steps lead you to the inside.  The Getty is very big, and it was very overwhelming trying to decide where to go to.  The first exhibit I visited was that of Robert Mapplethorpe’s photography.  His photography was something that I admired very much, being interested in photography myself.  One photo that really caught my eye was his photograph titled “Waves”.  

Later on at the Getty, we walked around and viewed the large amount of paintings that the Getty had to offer.  One of the paintings that interested me was a painting by Claude Monet titled “Sunrise”.  It was very cool to see the artwork in person of famous artists that I had learned about as a child.  When I was younger, my school had a class that everyone went through call “Meet the Masters”, where every week we learned about famous artists in-depth, Claude Monet being one of them.

Me and 'Sunrise'

Event 2: LACMA

Rain Room
For my second event, I chose to go to LACMA.  LACMA is a place I have always wanted to go to, and have heard many great things about.  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is one of the most popular and iconic tourist destinations in Los Angeles, welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.  

One of the exhibits I was fortunate enough to visit and was extremely intrigued and fascinated by was the rain room.  This was one of the coolest things I have ever seen, and is definitely one of the cooler exhibits I have ever viewed.  A combination of science and art, the rain room uses technology to sense where people are, and gives the feeling that rain is all around you without actually touching you.  Being in the rain room was an a amazing sensation, and was pretty incredible to have the feeling of rain surrounding you without getting wet at all.
Long exposure pic I did from across the street later that night
Another interesting piece that I saw was the collection of lights outside of LACMA.  This exhibit, titled Urban Light, is one of the most popular exhibits at LACMA.  It is a very popular spot to take pictures due to the fact that it is right outside of the museum as well as the aesthetic appeal it brings.  The numerous rows of lights are something that are extremely mesmerizing, and draw a lot of attention.

Overall, I would recommend visiting LACMA to anyone and everyone.  It is full of interesting and exciting exhibits that are unlike most other museums.  Visiting LACMA was definitely a great experience, and its location nearby UCLA made it even more appealing to visit.