Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Getty

One of the biggest attractions in LA these days is The Getty Center. Built over the course of 15 years and at a cost of $1 billion, the gleaming, Richard Meier-designed Getty museum opened in 1997 to much fanfare. I've been to the Getty twice, and each time I've been much more interested in the buildings and the view, than the art collection inside. The Getty made headlines again this year when its (now former) senior curator of antiquities, Marion True, was indicted in Italy on charges of conspiring to buy stolen artifacts.

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