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Old 09-17-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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How long does it take to do these museums justice?
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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2-3 hours minimum. I could easily spend an hour at the Getty just taking in the views and not even bothering to look at the art. Don't forget about the Norton Simon either.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:10 PM
 
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The Huntington can be an all-day venue - there is soooo much to see, and so much acreage. All of it is wonderful, too.
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Sawtelle District
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All great choices. LACMA has great visiting exhibitions plus the Broad Center (part of LACMA). All the places listed will take you a couple hours but it is well worth it.
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:02 AM
 
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I used to go to the Getty when it was just a large house and there were many early Dutch paintings at the time that looked liked the artist just a brush with just one hair to paint the details; that took some time. Later I went to see the marble recreation of a Roman Villa and was just mesmerized.

The Pasadena Museum has an interesting history, from donations to build it to being taken over by whacked out off the wall elites to Norton Simon coming to the rescue and putting his art in the museum. Back in the early 60's, I signed up for the celebrity house tour, you drove your own car to different houses, and Norton Simon's house was open; my goodness, imagine being inside his actual home and seeing about 20 million dollars just hanging on the walls in paintings alone. I might add there was only one lady in the whole house as security; that is what Los Angeles used to be like.

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Old 09-19-2009, 07:08 AM
 
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I used to go to the Huntington every week for years; you always see something you missed the first time. People tend to just walk through and leave, like they were shopping in gift stores. When in London, it would take me a month just to see the V&A museum. Of course, you would have to have a deep appreciation of art and antiques and I'm afraid our schools teaches none of this anymore. Wasn't it some survey, in Oklahoma, that recently said 75% of the students in high school couldn' t name our first president?
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:13 PM
 
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I would certainly stay longer if I could. I hate the feeling that I'm just racing through a museum--merely covering its square-footage.
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: NYC
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The Huntington takes at least a full day. The grounds are enormous and just walking the gardens takes hours. That's not even counting the art collections.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:53 AM
 
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The Huntington takes at least a full day. The grounds are enormous and just walking the gardens takes hours. That's not even counting the art collections.
The Huntington is about 300 acres. Many movies were filmed in the Japanese Garden. Originally Henry Huntington owned the entire town of San Marino and subdivided it himself, making sure there was only one street with businesses and no apartments.
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