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Getty Center,

art museum complex in Brentwood, Calif., operated by the J. Paul GettyGetty, Jean Paul,
1892–1976, American business executive, one of the richest men in the world during his life, b. Minneapolis, Minn. He inherited his father's oil business, George F. Getty, Inc., becoming its president and general manager in 1930.
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 Trust. It consists of six buildings on 124 acres (50 hectares) located on a spectacular promontory overlooking Los Angeles. Designed by architect Richard MeierMeier, Richard
, 1934–, American architect, b. Newark, N.J., educated at Cornell. During the 1960s, he was a member of the New York "Five" or "white" architects, a group that emulated the early International style. In such projects as the Smith House in Darien, Conn.
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, the center opened in 1997. The museum houses the Getty collections of European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, and decorative arts and American and European photographs. The complex also maintains a research library and archives, which include performance and lecture facilities; conservation and art historical research institutes; and educational and computer centers. The first Getty Museum was located at J. Paul Getty's home in Malibu. The second is a Roman-style villa in Malibu that opened in 1974 and after major renovations reopened in 2006; it now exhibits the Getty's outstanding collection of classical antiquities and serves as a center for comparative archaeology and cultures.
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Style accompanies a traveling exhibition that opens in April at Getty Center and chronicles one of the most important photographers of the 1980s, California's Herb Ritts.
Applauding Getty Center for exhibiting Hindu focused art, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that art had a long and rich tradition in Hinduism and ancient Sanskrit literature talked about religious paintings of deities on wood or cloth.
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Planning and construction of the Getty Center in West LA stretched out over 14 years (AR February 1998) and it has taken another seven to remodel the Roman Villa in Malibu, which will reopen to the public as a centre for the antiquities collection early next year.
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Williams Auditorium The Getty Center Los Angeles, California November 16, 2001
I'm particularly fond of the (presumably pirated) Getty Center recording from the Bureau of Inverse Technology (under the heading "cultural anthropology").
When the Getty Center opens its doors in Los Angeles later this year, millions of visitors will see the campus, views, and art museum.
Santa Monica: The Getty Center for Education in the Arts, 1994.
Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu.
A fast-moving brush fire sparked by weed-clearing equipment raged through 80 acres of the Sepulveda Pass on Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of some 2,400 people from the Getty Center but never threatening the popular museum, authorities said.
To celebrate Julius Shulman's astonishing 95th birthday, The Getty Center is holding a major retrospective of his work, which also marks the Getty's acquisition of his archive.