Sunday, April 1, 2012

GREEK WEEK - The Getty Villa

Yesterday, we visited The Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, CA built in 2006. It's a separate addition to the The Getty only ten miles away. The awesome part about both museums is that there is no entrance fee. You just have to pay a parking fee of $15. If you decide to visit The Getty Villa, you will need to make a free reservation online and you can do that by clicking here.

Beginning March 28th through July 9th, 2012, The Getty Villa has an exhibition of Aphrodite and Gods of Love. I was so excited when I just happen to visit the site and see the new, main exhibit. Unfortunately, there were no pictures allowed in the exhibit, and honestly, none would do them justice. The exhibit's walls were painted a rich, dark purple and all of the marble statues were illuminated with precise lighting.

Mary and I have read a ton books in the last year, some of favorites included the ones based on Greek Mythology. It all started with Starcrossed by Josie Angelini, following The Goddess Test and Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter and the the devouring of Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Pure, also by Armentrout is out this Tuesday!

Greek mythology has always sparked interest but reading the more recent young adult (YA) novels have just opened the floodgates.

It was amazing to visit the museum and put faces to the names found in the YA novels. I totally geeked out when I saw a piece featuring the story of Paris and Helen of Troy and then later Dionysus (Hermes).

So I hope you enjoy the start of our Greek Week, take a look at our pictures and let us know what you think. We purchased some magnets and a bookmark for a giveaway we'll be announcing this Saturday. 

For more info on our Greek Week, click here

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