{Free} Getty Villa Montessori Scavenger Hunt w/ Potluck Picknic Garden Lunch

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Getty Villa

17985 Pacific Coast Hwy · Pacific Palisades, CA

How to find us

We will meet SHARP at 10:30 at the Amphitheater. We will met at 10:00 AM at the far end of (were the ocean view is) Outer Peristyle (the fancy garden courtyard)

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The Getty Villa . . . that amazing place to go.
If you have never been. . . it should be on your list.

Read all the details about this event.

What will we be doing?

Will will be doing the "Montessori Museum Scavenger Hunt"
This is where we mimic the assorted artwork while in front of it using the artwork as the model.
If you want to use fancy words it's a version of doing a "Tableau Vivant" or "living stone" or "living statues"

Afterwards we will have a potluck picnic.


9:30 to 10:00 Arrival
10 to 10:30 Meander and Stroll
10:30 to 11:00 Small Art Lesson AND Instructions for Montessori Museum Scavenger Hunt
11:00 to 12:30 Montessori Museum Scavenger Hunt
12:30/1:00 to 1:45 Potluck Lunch
2:00 onwards More Museum or head out to other adventure

So here is what will happen.
Getty opens to allow onto the property (parking) at 9:30AM
The grounds are open but not the main bldg. That opens at 10:00AM
I STRONGLY suggest you are in line at the main gate on PCH no later than 9:30 to get in first and park. Either way, . . . The main part of the meetup will start at 10:30 sharp.
Get there early and there will be bonus time. At 10 I will do a docent tour of the Outer Peristyle area (central garden courtyard) for 30 people max.

At 10:30 the Art Lesson will include The Lost Language of Hands (spoiler alert: it's all about the hands), . . . This will lead us to then having a lot of fun.
After the lesson we will then break people off into groups of 5 (or so).
One person on the team will be responsible to sending photos of your items (the team with the most and best photos wins).

Lunch will be either in the picnic area or the upper grass area (bring a blanket)
After that spend more time at the museum at your leisure with new friends. Or head out toward the neat offerings in Topanga cyn such as https://www.instagram.com/hiddentreasurestopanga/

The Getty Villa is normally free. You only have to pay for parking.
Parking is $20 per car.

I have a limited number reservations for I can give out. It's better if we carpool.
If you have parking, uber, bus questions http://www.getty.edu/visit/villa/plan/parking.html

And yes, . . .the museum is fully aware we are coming and doing this. So it's not like we will get in trouble. But we still have to behave (a little bit).

I can NOT do a docent led for all of us due to limit of 20 people per room.
So we are doing Tableau Vivants instead. It's a different art lesson.

This event is no +1. This means if you have a guest: have them RSVP on the group. I need to account for all attendees. If I have a firm list I can increase the space they have allocated for us.

This event WILL fill. I will allocate tickets ONLY to those that follow instructions. Tix given NOT on the order you rsvp.
You will enter your cell and email when you RSVP. Those who do not will not get tix.
1 week before will confirm you can make it. No reply. Not going.
Parking pass will be emailed to those who confirm. (now you see why I need the email address)

In case you are wondering what we will do: Here are previous time we went.
And yes. Getty is totally aware we are doing this and welcome it due to it actually being a guerrilla art lesson.

This event is super special. You can RSVP if you are only interested as the confirm part will only start before the event.

Question: Why don't you do a docent led tour instead?
We have done Getty and I lead the docent tours. However the limit is 20 people in an single room or 25 in the outer peristyle. So I have to make an event with strict limits and then be the Hall Monitor and kick out those to no-show.

IF you want to not have to get the Parking Pass from me you can go to the Getty website and reserve a parking pass from them for that date and time. It will free up for another person to go.
If you do that still RSVP here. When I message to confirm you will let me know you already have a reservation