The Secret Tour
A new way to see the Getty.
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You can look at artwork in a variety of ways. Here are some ideas to get you started.
From the entrance hall, walk across the courtyard and pass the Boulder Fountain.
Locate this sculpture:
Untitled, Ellsworth Kelly
Look at the sculpture from 4 different distances and viewpoints.
Well done!
Enter the West Pavilion and find Gallery W101.
Find these sculptures along the far wall:
Juno, Joseph Nollekens
Venus, Joseph Nollekens
Minerva, Joseph Nollekens
Note what the goddesses are doing.
Now, take something off yourself.
Good job!
Go to the next room, Gallery W102.
Look for this sculpture:
Vexed Man,
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
Make that face and take a selfie with him.
That was hard! Go upstairs to Gallery W201.
Approach this painting:
Houses near Orléans,
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Step back. Then, forward as if walking along this road, as far as you can see.
Brilliant! Backtrack to Gallery W204.
Go to this painting:
Irises, Vincent van Gogh
Hold your arm like a leaf in the painting.
Move on to the next leaf, then the next one, and the next one.
We hope you enjoyed the Secret Tour.
There are many things to do with works of art. We hope you go to your favorite gallery and invent your own.