Should We Support Museums? —Getty Week 4

I love museums. I know my title belies this, but I promise, I do! I grew up going to them: art museums, natural history museums, children’s museums, etc. I remember being about five years old and playing at a children’s museum in DC, I think in an exhibit on manholes? I can’t remember the details, but I know there was an underground component. In middle school, the First Ladies’ dresses, including Michelle Obama’s Jason Wu gown, awed me with their elegance. I have filled high school and college with trips to the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan, the Whitney, etc. Studying abroad in Paris, I attended class in the Louvre. Suffice to say, I love museums. They make me feel at home, they inspire me, they comfort me.

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Adjusting to Los Angeles

While I am loving the Getty Center—and have adjusted easily to working with my new coworkers, taking the employee shuttle up the hill, grabbing lunch in the cafe—Los Angeles itself has proved a harder hill to tackle.

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Getty Center: A Typical Day… At the Zoo?

When asked what a typical day looks like here at the Getty events department, I’m not really sure how to answer. There are some days where I work the regular 9am-5pm schedule, with meetings and a lunch break, that we’ve all experienced (or at least heard of, thanks to the inimitable Dolly Parton). However, last week my “typical day” looked like hopping in a lyft with some of my coworkers and heading to the Los Angeles Zoo! [Read more…]

Beginning at the Getty Center: Woody Internship

Greetings from sunny Southern California, I’m Clara Poteet, and it’s actually been quite misty and grey today in Los Angeles! Despite the current weather, I am thrilled to be interning this summer in the events department at the Getty Center. First, a little about me, and then a little about the Getty:

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