The Getty Center is helping to inspire a whole new generation of children to love the arts. At the Getty Center and Getty Villa, children are given the opportunity to take an interactive, hands-on role in the exhibits that they view.
You need only look at the 1.3 million visitors that walk through the front doors of the Getty Center each year to see that it’s a place that can pull in the crowds. One of the biggest selling points of the museum is the way in which they make everything on display interesting and fun for kids. This is achieved through a number of family events and activities that encourage education through fun and interaction. Let’s take a look at some of the programs available at the Getty Museum that are in place to bring around an appreciation of art, as well as to bring families together.
One of the best ways to introduce children to art is to allow them the freedom to create on their own. That is what they do in The Family Room. Kids, as well as their parents, get to draw, create tube structures, and go on an art treasure hunt that is a ton of fun. While the programs here are all in place to make sure that the kids have as much fun as possible, they all contain elements that help to build a love for the world of art from a very early age.
Inspiration is very much alive and well in the Getty Museum, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the Art Adventures that families can go on. It all begins with a guided tour of a few of the exhibits in the museum, with the tour guide explaining a little bit about the creation of the art. Once the tour is over, the families are invited to create pieces of art inspired by what they were shown by the tour guide.
There is also plenty of fun to be had on the outside, with festivals and concerts regularly held in the garden. Perhaps the most surprising part of all of this is that all of the aforementioned activities are totally free. The Getty family has always had a huge appreciation for art, which is why the museum and the Getty Villa were put together in the first place. The fact that children and families get to see the art collection and take future generations to see it is reward enough for the Getty family.