Going to the Getty in LA

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  1. david b

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    I am going to Getty on Tuesday January 13 to see the Carleton Watkins show.

    Probably be there around lunch time.

    Can anyone meet up?

    I'll be the guy with the baby on his chest and a Hasselblad Super Wide in hand.
     
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    Enjoy the Getty...wonderful facility and wonderful exhibits.
     
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    We just went there before Christmas. It is fabulous! The Watkins show is stunning, although the docent (teaching assistant) mis-spoke about the camera replica on exhibit. She said something about a mirror inside. I had to correct her. She asked how I knew and I told her that I use similar, but smaller (4x5, 8x10, 11x14) cameras. She was quite surprised to hear that people still used view cameras??? Anyway, I have a few photos on my blog at http://rcodaphotography.blogspot.com/2008/12/pictures-at-exhibition.html if anyone is interested.

    We spent ALL DAY there on a Saturday (they're open till 9 PM) and had dinner at their wonderful restaurant.
     
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    Have fun! it is a great place and the Watkins show is wonderful.
     
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    Indeed a great place - wish I could be there. Don't miss any of it, it is all worth the time. If you have any extra time, check out the National Cemetery nearby, a really great resting place for those that served.
     
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    PM me. I might be able to make it up there.
     
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    Just FYI, the museum is free, but parking is 8 or 10 bucks. The parking fee is per car, so includes as many people as you can cram into one vehicle. So, if you all will be meeting up there, and it is convenient for you, you might be able to save some dough and some traffic congestion by meeting off site and carpooling to the lot. Don't bother trying to find parking right next to the Center, as there is not any. Meet somewhere down near Sunset Blvd. instead.

    ...and while you are in the neighborhood, you can stop in to Bel-Air Camera. :D

    If you want to check out some fine art photo galleries, there are a handful in one location at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica:

    Craig Krull Gallery
    Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave Bldg B-3, Santa Monica, CA 90404
    310 828-6410

    Gallery Luisotti
    Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave A2, Santa Monica, CA 90404
    310 453-0043

    Peter Fetterman Gallery
    19th and 20th century photography.
    Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave Gallery A7, Santa Monica, CA 90404
    310 453-6463

    Rose Gallery
    Bergamot Station Arts Center 2525 Michigan Ave Bldg G-5, Santa Monica, CA 90404
    310 264-8440

    Fairly close to the Getty, there are also:

    Gagosian Gallery
    456 N Camden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    310 271-9400

    Apex Fine Art
    20th Century photography. Open Tuesday thru Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    152 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
    323 634-7887

    Fahey/Klein Gallery
    Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
    148 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
    323 934-2250

    G. Ray Hawkins Gallery
    300 N. Crescent Heights Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048
    323 655-4180

    Jan Kesner Gallery Est. 1987
    Open Tuesday thru Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    164 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
    323 938-6834

    Paul Kopeikin Gallery
    138 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
    323 937-0765

    Stephen Cohen Gallery Est. 1992
    7358 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
    323 937-5525

    ...most of which I am familiar with. It might be worth calling ahead to see what each of them will have on display when you are in town.
     
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    thanks for the info
     
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    Oh and don't forget LACMA in the Mid-Wilshire area...they always have great exhibits (I think they have a few photographic ones running right now). On Wilshire just east of La Brea, IIRC.
     
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    The big cafe in the Getty is a great place to eat.
    Nearest art gallery is probably the Hammer centre at Westwood on Wilshire. They have 2 nice van Gogh's in the permanent collection. They also show contemporary art.
     
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    Thanks for the list of gallerys 2F/2F . mike c