Up There

On the west side of Los Angeles sits The J. Paul Getty Musuem, a sort of modern castle, perched up high in the hills looking down onto the Pacific Ocean and the traffic-laden 405 freeway. If you're looking for something to do on the weekends or whilst visiting LA, take a little tram ride up to the top and catch a variety of rotating exhibitions and permanent collections. We went over the week and caught three exhibitions that were so good we think you should go see it too! 1 - "Hearsay of the Soul" Werner Herzog's 5 channel video installation of landscape etchings by Hercules Segers juxtaposed with avant-garde cellist Ernst Reijseger's music. herzog-full 2 - "Japan's Modern Divide" A look into how two 20th century photographers, Kansuke Yamamoto (top image) and Hiroshi Hamaya (bottom image), differ in what they chose to shoot images of during an era of change in Japan. med_japan-s-modern-divide-jpg 6a00d8341bf71853ef017d42b97394970c-800wi 3 - "In Focus: Ed Ruscha" An almost scientific collection of structures and things that make up our built environment, meticulously shot and organized by Mr. Ed Ruscha. sunsetstrip