The Getty Villa

On Wednesday we went to a Museum called the Getty Villa. The building was just as interesting as the Artifacts that lay inside. The architecture is modeled after a villa called Villa de Papiri. The Villa de Papiri was found in Hurculaneum, buried by ash in 79a.d. when Mount Vesuvius erupted. It is believed that Julius Caesar’s father-in-law lived there. J. Paul Getty had this villa made because he was an art collector and he wanted to display his art in a museum. We took two different tours of different parts of the museum. The first one we went on was about funeral vessels. They were big pots with pictures panted on the sides. The second one we went on was about the architecture of the building. Mr. Getty never got to see the museum finished. After the tours we explored the museum on our own. One of my favorite rooms was about glass making. We learned how to do several different techniques. I liked watching the one about how to gild glass. After we finished in that room we walked into the reading room. Marcus and I read couple books each and then we were ready to finish walking though the museum. The gardens we walked though were beautiful. I liked walking through the Getty. It made me feel like I was transported back to Roman times. On our way home we stopped to eat at The Sagebrush Inn in Calabasas, near where mom and dad used to live. I had a quesadilla there and loved it!! -Cali

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    Interesting post and place and I’m reading it at 926 and now the food pics are making me hungry. Great job Calli!

  2. That sounds fun! About a week ago we went to a glass-blowing museum and there was a person there demonstrating it. He made a stemmed wine glass, but the stem broke off when he tried to take it off the pole. I really liked that. I asked him a bunch of questions, and so now I know how to make pretty much anything with glass. Was the gilding a spray? That’s what they had there. And they also had a powder that you roll it in for color.

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