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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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Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, from October to January 2020, and it includes descriptive entries of objects from the exhibition.
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1682
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A USA Today reporter who was covering the fires and looking for a route to the Getty Center was directed right into a neighborhood in Bel Air that was in flames, (https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/12/07/california-fires-navigation-apps-like-waze-sent-commuters-into-flames-drivers/930904001/) USA Today reported.
Across the wide freeway from the fire, the Getty Center art complex was closed to protect its collection from smoke damage.
Fire officials are reportedly battling a new blaze that threatens the city of Los Angeles, including the historic Getty Center. Late Tuesday, Governor Jerry Brown declared states of emergency in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to the fires, and his office said the blazes threatened thousands of homes.
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Selena Gomez attends the 3rd Annual InStyle Awards at The Getty Center on Octobe Image Credit: AFP IANS
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Empowerment was the de facto theme at the third annual InStyle Awards Monday night, where Hollywood and fashion A-listers from Cate Blanchett and Zendaya to Cindy Crawford gathered on an open-air patio at The Getty Center to celebrate one another and those behind the scenes that make the glamour possible.
Also, The Getty Center in Los Angeles will host an exhibition about Ancient Egyptian Civilization from March 27, 2018 to September 9, 2018.
Paul Getty Museum" is actually two places in LA all at once the Getty Center, a complex on a hilltop in the Brentwood area, and the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, which houses the Getty's Greek, Roman, and Etruscan collections.
Hockney" at the Getty Center, June 27-November 26, 2017