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Getty Museum

Getty Museum

Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum commonly called the Getty Museum is an art museum housed on two campuses: the Getty Center and Getty Villa.

The Getty Center is in the Brentwood neighbourhood of Los Angeles, and the collection features Western art from the Middle Ages to the present. The museum’s second location is the Getty Villa, which is located in the Pacific Palisades or Malibu neighbourhood and exhibits art from ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.

Masterpieces of the Getty Museum

Getty Museum

  • Name:                  Getty Museum
  • City:                      Los Angeles
  • Country:               United States
  • Established:         1974
  • Type:                     Art Museum
  • Locations:
    • 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California
    • 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California

J. Paul Getty

Jean Paul Getty (1892 – 1976) was an American born petrol-industrialist. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 was named the richest living American. At his death, he was worth more than about $21 billion in today’s values. Despite his vast wealth, Getty was famously frugal, but also an avid collector of art and antiquities. His collection formed the basis of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, and more than $661 million of his estate was left to the museum after his death. He established the J. Paul Getty Trust in 1953. The trust is the world’s wealthiest art institution and operates the J. Paul Getty Museum Complexes: The Getty Center, The Getty Villa and the Getty Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Conservation Institute.

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“Money is like manure. You have to spread it around, or it smells.”
– J. Paul Getty

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Photo Credit: By Jelson25 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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