J. Paul Getty Museum

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The The J. Paul Getty Museum is an American art museum in Los Angeles with offices in Brentwood and Pacific Palisades .


The museum goes back to the private collection of the oil magnate J. Paul Getty , who opened a museum from it in 1954 in Pacific Palisades . The operator is the J. Paul Getty Museum Trust, founded in 1953

In 1997, under the direction of director John Walsh , the museum moved most of the collection to the Getty Center in Brentwood designed by architect Richard Meier . The Antikensammlung has been located in the renovated original building of the Getty Museum in Pacific Palisades, the Getty Villa , since 2006 .


The museum has six collection areas:

  • Antiquities
  • drawings
  • Book illumination
  • painting
  • photograph
  • Sculpture and handicrafts

Exhibitions (selection)

  • 2013: Overdrive: LA Constructs the Future, 1940-1990

Web links

Commons : J. Paul Getty Museum  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ History of Getty. In: Getty.edu. Retrieved April 9, 2020 .
  2. The splendid Hollywood architecture in FAZ from June 18, 2013, p. 27; Exhibition catalog: Wim de Witt, Christopher James Alexander (Ed.): Overdrive: LA Constructs the Future, 1940-1990. Getty Museum 2013.

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