About: EddieJoe Cherbony

When I'm not working for public affairs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, I'm pretending to be a famous writer. If dreaming big were the same as making it big, I'd already have a Nobel Prize. If senior staff assistants were paid Kanye money, I'd be a millionaire. If being a genius at Excel was the same as being an astronaut, I'd live on the Moon. Instead, I live across the street from the Getty Center and walk to work. Imagine living in L.A. and never sitting in traffic. Not even Kanye can do that.

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Posted in Behind the Scenes, Gardens and Architecture, Getty Center

Pollarding the Getty Knuckle Trees

sycamore tree on restaurant plaza
Pruned sycamore tree branches "like jacks made of wood"

What is this strange tree, and why does it look this way? Pollarding explored and explained. More»

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      That Natural Grace

      In the late 1700s, “natural grace” was greatly admired. It meant strictly following etiquette while making it seem easy and effortless.

      Thomas Gainsborough’s Lady Walking in a Garden is, among other things, about fashion’s pivotal role in this delicate social task. The more complicated the dress, the more impractical for walking, the more difficult it was to wear it with elegance and nonchalance—and the more admirable if one succeeded in displaying natural grace.

      Walk, Look, and Learn


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