The Getty Center

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Posted on September 6, 2017
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The Getty Center, in Los Angeles, California, is a campus of the Getty Museum and other programs of the Getty Trust. The $1.3 billion Center opened to the public on December 16, 1997[2] and is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. The Center sits atop a hill connected to a visitors’ parking garage at the bottom of the hill by a three-car, cable-pulled hovertrain funicular.

Located in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, the Center is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum and draws 1.3 million visitors annually. (The other location is the Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.) The Center branch of the Museum features pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; and 19th- and 20th-century American, Asian, and European photographs.[3] In addition, the Museum’s collection at the Center includes outdoor sculpture displayed on terraces and in gardens and the large Central Garden designed by Robert Irwin. Among the artworks on display is the Vincent Van Gogh painting Irises.

Designed by architect Richard Meier, the campus also houses the Getty Research Institute (GRI), the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, and the J. Paul Getty Trust. The Center’s design included special provisions to address concerns regarding earthquakes and fires.

Tours

 

Architecture Tour

Discover more about Richard Meier’s architecture and the design of the Getty Center site in this 45-minute tour.

Collection Highlights Tour

This one-hour tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum’s collection. Meet at the Information Desk.

Exhibition Tour: Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe

In this exhibition tour, become an eyewitness to some of the most magnificent ceremonies and dramatic events of 18th-century Europe, as they are represented by Panini, Canaletto, Bellotto, Guardi and other master painters of the time. Meet at the Information Desk.

Garden Tour

Designed and conceived by artist Robert Irwin, the Central Garden is the focus of this 45-minute tour.

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