The architecture and the gardens of the Getty are worth a visit just in themselves.The buildings, designed by architect Richard Meier, are of travertine from Bagni di Tivoli, Italy and glow with reflected light. Each wall has a subtle texture, and if you look carefully, you can see the fossils of leaves, feathers and branches embedded in the stone.
Our final stop was the exhibit of Ray K. Metzker photographs with their wonderful contrasts and patterns. This exhibit closes February 24th, 2013. On our way out. Art took his own Metzker--style photo of a random figure silhouetted against the wet marble pavement of the central courtyard of the museum. It was a fitting end to an inspiring afternoon at the Getty.
For information about visiting the Getty go to http://www.getty.edu/visit/index.html .