Art, Behind the Scenes, J. Paul Getty Museum, Paintings

Getty Center Closes, Art Takes the Weekend Off!

Getty Museum Pig
It’s a lot of pressure, day after day, holding the same pose. I’ve been standing up, staring at the underside of a ringing bell for years now. I love hanging out with my pal Saint Anthony, but how can I be expected to handle work on a weekend like this?

With the Museum—actually all of L.A.—in the throes of Carmageddon, we works of art are enjoying a day off. Nothing to do, no one to impress all weekend long! (Though of course we will miss our trusty guards, glamorous tourists, meticulous curators, and enthusiastic schoolkids…)

So check out the great time I’ve been having!

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

You still here? Go relax at home…and come visit me next week!

Me in my usual spot in the North Pavilion at the Getty Center (that's me at bottom left!)

Me in my usual spot in the North Pavilion at the Getty Center (that's me at bottom left!)

Tagged , , , Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  1. Kallyanne
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Permalink


  2. krh
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    LOVE this little video, very clever, thank you little piggy.

  3. Posted July 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    @Kallyanne merci! @krh muah!

  4. Francisco
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Very nice :-)

  5. Mario
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    Very very funny. Good thing Carmageddon will (potentially) only happen once, ha ha.

  6. Michele
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    Adorable! Animal and Art lovers, please watch. I hope you’ll do more after-hours piggy outings!! Thank you

  7. Posted July 17, 2011 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Aww thanks @Francisco. You think I have a future in the talkies??

  8. Jody
    Posted July 18, 2011 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    Looks like the pig has a future in pictures! (What a clever idea, Getty folks!)

  9. Posted July 18, 2011 at 2:50 am | Permalink

    ha ha, what an enjoyable little video! Hope you had a relaxing weekend :)

Post a Comment

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Tumblr

    • photo from Tumblr

      #ThyCaptionBe: You Look Like Hell

      You captioned this detail. And we’re revealing the full story now.

      Escaping the in-laws or medieval Sea World? It’s actually an extreme punishment for a dress code violation. 

      Here’s the full story:

      The Christian tale of Saint Josaphat is roughly based on the life of the Buddha in a kind of medieval game of telephone, in which the sources for the text passed through Christian circles in the Middle East in the 8th century before appearing in European versions in the 11th century. 

      Here an unsuitably dressed guest—we can see that his tattered clothing and scruffy facial hair have no place at the well-dressed gathering—is cast into the dark, open mouth of a terrifying animal. 

      To make matters worse, the story is a parable in which Barlaam, Josaphat’s Christian teacher, describes the sinful who do not make the cut at the Last Judgment.

      Holiday Lesson: Always check the dress code.

      #ThyCaptionBe is a celebration of modern interpretations of medieval aesthetics. You guess what the heck is going on, then we myth-bust.


  • Flickr