About the Getty
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and
enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting,
conserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of
outstanding quality and historical importance. To fulfill this
mission, the Museum continues to build its collections through
purchase and gifts, and develops programs of exhibitions,
publications, scholarly research, public education, and the
performing arts that engage our diverse local and international
audiences. All of these activities are enhanced by the
uniquely evocative architectural and garden settings provided by the Museum's two renowned venues: the Getty Villa and the Getty Center.
The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles houses
European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts,
decorative arts, and photography from its beginnings to the present
, gathered internationally.
The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu opened on
January 28, 2006, after the completion of a major renovation project.
As a museum and educational center dedicated to the study of the
arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria, the Getty Villa serves a varied audience through exhibitions, conservation, scholarship, research, and public programs. The Villa houses approximately
44,000 works of art from the Museum's extensive collection of
Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, of which over 1,200 are on view.