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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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Italian and Spanish sculpture: catalogue of the J. Paul Getty museum collection.
A specialist in medieval and northern Renaissance manuscripts, he founded the J. Paul Getty Museum's Department of Manuscripts in 1983.
Compiled and edited by Elizabeth Morrison (who is the Senior Curator of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum), "A Knight for the Ages: Jacques de Lalaing and the Art of Chivalry" presents a kaleidoscopic view of the manuscript with essays written by the world's leading medievalists, adding rich texture and providing a greater understanding of the many aspects of the manuscript's background, creation, and reception, revealing for the first time the full complexity of this illuminated romance.
In "Fashion in the Middle Ages" Margaret Scott (who is the former head of the History of Dress Department at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and a world-renowned authority on medieval clothing.) provides a beautifully illustrated and detailed look at both the actual fabrics and composition of medieval clothing as well as the period's attitude toward fashion through an exploration of illuminated manuscripts in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum. The last portion of "Fashion in the Middle Ages" is dedicated to the depiction of clothing in biblical times and the ancient world as seen through a medieval lens.
This color compendium of fashion photographs, published to accompany an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, offers a fabulous frolic through the fashion photography of the past 100 years, from 1911 to 2011.
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is returning an ancient marble statue to Italy.
Paul Martineau; THE THRILL OF THE CHASE; J. Paul Getty Museum (Nonfiction: Art) 59.95 ISBN: 9781606064672
The bust is currently being exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles after Slovak art experts failed to recognise that a pope's bust from the art collection of prominent Slovak artist and art collector Ernest Zmetak was Bernini's work and allowed Zmetak's heirs to offer the marble bust for sale.
Prior to joining the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2012, he had spent time at the helm of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, the Kimbell Art Museum, Forth Worth, and at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
* Getty Publications introduced its Virtual Library, which makes more than 250 backlist titles from the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute freely available for the public to read online or download as PDF files, with more books continually added.
Drawn together here are 80 black and white and color photos from the J. Paul Getty Museum's permanent collection that use the motif of the window.