Accompanying Persons’ Program
All registered accompanying persons are invited to join the following two half-day tours:
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
The tour will take you to the beautiful Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. The 207-acre estate was formerly the home of Henry E. Huntington, pioneer railroad tycoon and philanthropist. The art gallery collection emphasizes English and French paintings of the 18 th century and includes many famous works such as Gainsborough’s “Blue Boy” and Lawrence’s “Pinkie.” The library houses extensive holdings of English and American first editions, manuscripts, maps, letters and many famous objects including a Gutenburg Bible, a first folio of Shakespeare plays and Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography in manuscript. The botanical gardens cover 150 acres with more than 14,000 different kinds of plants.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Treasure on the Hilltop – The Getty Center
Set high on a dramatic hilltop overlooking Los Angeles, The Getty Center unites the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Museum, Institutes and Grant Program on one site. The Center, opened in December 1997, sits on 110 acres of the Santa Monica Mountains and is surrounded by gardens and terraces that provide sweeping views of Los Angeles, the mountains, and the ocean. The gallery space at the new J. Paul Getty Museum at The Getty Center is more than twice the size of the original museum in Malibu. Five two-story pavilions, interconnected around an open central courtyard, house the ever-changing exhibitions and the expanding permanent collections of pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as 19th- and 20th-century American and European photographs.
Upon arrival at the museum, guests will board a tram which will take them to the top of the hill and the museum buildings. Guests may wander through the exhibits at their leisure where they will have the opportunity to view paintings in galleries with natural skylights and see works of art chronologically or enter pavilions through the courtyard in any sequence preferred. For those wishing refreshments, the Getty Center offers a full service restaurant as well as two cafés.