Getty Center

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Courtyard of the Getty Center in Los Angeles
Satellite view of the Getty Center

The Getty Center in Brentwood , a borough in western Los Angeles , is the seat of the J. Paul Getty Trust and has housed most of the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum and other scientific institutions, such as the Getty Research Institute , the Getty Conservation Institute , which works in the field of restoration , and the Getty Leadership Institute , which provides education and training for museum leaders.


The building complex was designed by the American architect Richard Meier , who was commissioned with the design in the mid- 1980s . Construction began in 1991 and lasted until 1997. The landscape architecture firm Olin Partnership from Philadelphia and the landscape architect Robert Irwin are responsible for the landscaping. Robert Irwin is responsible for the central garden, while Lauri Olin planned the other gardens together with Richard Meier.


At the J. Paul Getty Museum , billionaire J. Paul Getty has collected around 50,000 works of art and made them available to the general public free of charge. The selection focuses on classic works of art such as sculptures, paintings, drawings, manuscripts and photographs. The antique collection, which is exhibited in the Getty Villa , a replica of the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum , further west on the Pacific coast has been outsourced.


The Getty Center has its own exit on Interstate 405 from Los Angeles International Airport to the north ( San Fernando ) and can be seen lying on the mountain from afar. From there you have views of the Pacific Ocean , the mountains of Big Bear City and the lowlands of Los Angeles on a clear day .

View from Getty Center of Westwood skyscrapers

Getty Research Institute

The Getty Research Institute publishes the following thesauri : Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN), Union List of Artist Names (ULAN), and Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT).

Web links

Commons : Getty Center  - Collection of images, videos, and audio files

Coordinates: 34 ° 4 ′ 39 ″  N , 118 ° 28 ′ 30 ″  W.