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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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9, 2005, file photo, visitors walk in the gardens at the J.
Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program, The J.
The book is published to coincide with the exhibit In Focus: Ed Ruscha, showing at the J.
Only a handful of artists have become so iconic that we refer to them by one name, and few have been hailed with more superlatives than Rembrandt," says Michael Brand, director of the J.
It is not hard to guess that Calpurnius Piso is a self-portrait of Getty himself and that the story contains the germ of his recreation of the Villa of the Papiri nearly 20 years later as the J.
4 -- 5 -- color) Above, light floods the Men in Antiquity gallery in the J.
The exhibition "Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile" should soon provide a chance to address them, first at the J.
This volume is published in conjunction with an exhibition organized jointly by the J.
Three Roads Taken: The Photographs of Paul Strand" is on view at the J.
Now some of the best and most revealing plates have been reproduced in Houses and Monuments of Pompeii (English version ed Stefano de Caro, Getty Publications, J.
Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that features the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, the J.