Winter is upon us. Spend a Saturday evening at the Getty Center, when we’re open until 9pm—and enjoy strolling the Central Garden at magic hour, photograph sunset, Instagram the lights in the trees, and share videos of your friends masquerading as snowflakes all in one evening. Starting November 28, hunt for the special holiday lights all around campus (starting at 5:30 p.m.), stop by the Museum Entrance Hall for free mulled cider, and enjoy reduced-cost parking from 4:00 p.m. to close.
Stop by for some inspiration in the galleries. This fall it’s all about food (what’s more inspiring than that?). See The Edible monument: The Art of Food for Festivals (through March 13) at the Getty Research Institute and zip over to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Food in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (through January 3) at the Getty Museum for a double helping of foodie delight. In the Center for Photographs in the West Pavilion, three shows that span medium’s history feature daguerreotypes through contemporary Japanese photography. And opening December 15 is Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV, featuring colorful tapestries that evoke the brilliance of the Sun King’s court.