Vacation Day 5-6: Getty Villa, Malibu and sex education

Emiliesilloutte_2On day five we went to the Getty Villa museum on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.  What an amazing place.  The artifacts were all ancient antiquities.  With Greek art, of course this was a chance for sex education for our kids. Well, not intentional, but a lot of nude statues and interesting scenes on pottery. For my mom and, once again, you stalkers, here are photos.

The campus of the Villa beautifully complimented the art.  Getty says that art is one of the only lasting things of human endeavor and with stark nature of the ancient artifacts was pretty depressing if “this” is all that we leave behind.

However, that thought reminded me of how important it is for us Christians to create art and culture–not a substitute or alternate one, but one that tells the better story.  The pre-Christian era really tells a story of a lost people–the kind of people the original Apostles met and lived among.  It seems full circle that we live once again in a lost culture.  Its about time Christians realize that and instead of fighting the culture, we make the culture.

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

12 comments

  1. Had to look at the stalking pics today. Any time you can get a chance at sex ed, gotta take it. Love those Greeks.

  2. Had to look at the stalking pics today. Any time you can get a chance at sex ed, gotta take it. Love those Greeks.

  3. Had to look at the stalking pics today. Any time you can get a chance at sex ed, gotta take it. Love those Greeks.

  4. Had to look at the stalking pics today. Any time you can get a chance at sex ed, gotta take it. Love those Greeks.

  5. Had to look at the stalking pics today. Any time you can get a chance at sex ed, gotta take it. Love those Greeks.

  6. Had to look at the stalking pics today. Any time you can get a chance at sex ed, gotta take it. Love those Greeks.

  7. Had to look at the stalking pics today. Any time you can get a chance at sex ed, gotta take it. Love those Greeks.

  8. Had to look at the stalking pics today. Any time you can get a chance at sex ed, gotta take it. Love those Greeks.

  9. Rich, last fall we had an unexpected trip to Paris. My 16 year old son and I were in and out of museums and it seemed to me that every other picture was of a topless woman. I think I noticed it more because Daniel was with me. I felt like a horrible mother. Then my husband Phil said “How do you feel seeing all the nude statues of men?” and I had to admit I hardly noticed at all. Nudity was everywhere in Paris and every statue was naked too. I think I just quit noticing. I think we all got an education and had some memorable discussions.

  10. Rich, last fall we had an unexpected trip to Paris. My 16 year old son and I were in and out of museums and it seemed to me that every other picture was of a topless woman. I think I noticed it more because Daniel was with me. I felt like a horrible mother. Then my husband Phil said “How do you feel seeing all the nude statues of men?” and I had to admit I hardly noticed at all. Nudity was everywhere in Paris and every statue was naked too. I think I just quit noticing. I think we all got an education and had some memorable discussions.

  11. Rich, last fall we had an unexpected trip to Paris. My 16 year old son and I were in and out of museums and it seemed to me that every other picture was of a topless woman. I think I noticed it more because Daniel was with me. I felt like a horrible mother. Then my husband Phil said “How do you feel seeing all the nude statues of men?” and I had to admit I hardly noticed at all. Nudity was everywhere in Paris and every statue was naked too. I think I just quit noticing. I think we all got an education and had some memorable discussions.

  12. Rich, last fall we had an unexpected trip to Paris. My 16 year old son and I were in and out of museums and it seemed to me that every other picture was of a topless woman. I think I noticed it more because Daniel was with me. I felt like a horrible mother. Then my husband Phil said “How do you feel seeing all the nude statues of men?” and I had to admit I hardly noticed at all. Nudity was everywhere in Paris and every statue was naked too. I think I just quit noticing. I think we all got an education and had some memorable discussions.

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