Christmas gifts from your local museum in Brentwood J Paul Getty Museum – Brentwood Real estate
If your giftees prefer a touch of the sublime, the Getty has custom-made apparel patterned after two of the highlights of its collection: the Irises scarf, $65, from Van Gogh’s famed 1889 painting of the flowers, and the Degas silk shawl, $125, whose colors derive from the material being used by the two hat-makers in Edgar Degas‘ painting, “The Milliners.”
For stocking stuffers, there’s an item that any quake-conscious citizen would appreciate: the $8.95 Hand-Cranked Flashlight, which Susan DeLand, the Getty’s head of retail and merchandise development, attests will shine for 20 minutes if you crank it for 60 seconds and will help find your way in the dark after just a few seconds’ winding. The same merchandise is on sale at the Getty Villa.
1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. Same hours. (310) 440-7330. http://www.getty.edu
How about a little piece of history as gift for Christmas