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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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Other bequests in the twentieth century made possible the Hagley Museum and Library, the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute, the Linda Hall Library, and the Winterthur.
Long Beach) identifies three categories of writings collected here: interviews, documents, and essays--more than one-third of which are unpublished manuscripts that Simms found among the Robert Irwin Papers at the Getty Research Institute.
Curated by Rebecca McGrew of Pomona College Museum of Art and Glenn Phillips of the Getty Research Institute, "It Happened at Pomona" is divided into three installments over nearly nine months that parallel the story's chronology and place an interesting structural emphasis on curatorial regimes; "Part 1: Hal Glicksman at Pomona" (closed November 6, 2011), "Part 2: Helene Winer at Pomona" (on view through February 19), and "Part 3: At Pomona," focusing on the school's salient faculty and alumni (March 10-May 13).
Shulman, who turned 95 earlier this week, recently gave his archives of 260,000 prints, negatives and color transparencies to the Getty Research Institute, prompting this exhibit.
Phillips, who is senior project specialist and consulting curator of contemporary programs for the Getty Research Institute and recently curated the "California Video" exhibition.
Rosenherg Papers, Special Collections and Visual Resources, Research Library, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.
Four researchers affiliated with the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles combined efforts over about a decade to prepare a comprehensive and extensively illustrated exploration of postwar American art.
The work has in fact been commissioned by the Getty Research Institute.
He's amazing - he's incredible,'' said Wim DeWit, architectural curator for the Getty Research Institute, which recently announced it had bought the Shulman archive of 260,000 photographs of work by such modern legends Richard Neutra, Frank Lloyd Wright and Raphael Soriano.
Within the overall complex, the distinct and different forms of the museum, clustered around its courtyard, and the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, are the two major elements from which the design springs.
This year's Into the Pixel collection features artists who are working across a remarkable range of genres, drawing inspiration not only from the history of art, but from the history of video games," said Glenn Phillips, principal project specialist and consulting curator, Getty Research Institute.
This lengthy publication provided by the venerable Getty Research Institute is published in tandem with a 2008 exhibition at the J.