I visited the J. Paul Getty Villa in Malibu, California in the late '80s as a teenager and experienced my first "moved by an amazing piece of art" moment while viewing Vincent van Gogh's "Irises." Something I will never forget. http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=947
Split view of the Getty Center and the Getty Villa My daughter and I would go on adventures when we lived in California. We would get in the car pick a direction and see what we could find. One trip we found the Getty Villa and the merry go round on the pier. Another time we found an exotic bird farm. We would always fined something worth seeing.