Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The Getty

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles is a set of magnificent architecture structures that house some of the worlds greatest collections of art.

A few days ago my wife and I joyed viewing the 'Icons of the Sinai' exhibition at the Getty.

These treasures from the Monastery of Catherine located in the Sinai Peninsula at the foot of Mount Sinai, are some of the most wonderful pieces of ancient art I've seen. Preserved through the crisis of the Iconoclasm of the Byzantine Empire in the 700's and 800's.

The exhibit showed a number of icon's and manuscripts that were simply amazing. Pictures where not allowed of course, but take this little video excursion at this link..

If you're in town you can't miss this.

Besides the Museum grounds are beautiful. You can see the ocean from the hills and the sunsets are spectacular. View slide show


  1. I must get down there before the exhibit closes. Haven't been to the Getty Center in a couple years, although in September I did visit the re-opened/renovated Getty Villa on PCH in Malibu (which houses all of the Greek/Roman/Etruscan antiquities).

  2. The Villa was magnificent. I loved the excavation theme.

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