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The Getty Center

Map & Directions 1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
  • Sun,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri 10am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-9pm


LA Weekly's Description

Home to one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Center sits atop a hill in Brentwood just off the 405 Freeway. It’s lauded for its modern architecture and expertly manicured gardens, but don’t overlook the museum’s photography. From architectural photographer Julius Shulman and multimedia artist Ed Ruscha to fashion photog Herb Ritts, the Center’s more than 2 million photos include archives of tremendous historical importance and interest.

Merchant's Description

The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, it strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts. It carries out its work in collaboration with the other Getty Programs to ensure that they individually and collectively achieve maximum effect.

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  • Los Angeles on 10/13/10

    The Getty Center is the world’s most comprehensive arts, conservation and education institution

  • Valentine's Day Movie on 02/01/10

    The museum is free after 5pm on Saturdays. Stroll between galleries or through the gardens for spectacular sunset views. Take advantage of the free wi-fi as you walk through the galleries. #vday

  • American Express on 08/24/11

    Once done here, our Travel Specialists recommend a short drive up the PCH to J. Paul Getty's original estate – the Getty Villa. The villa features stunning Roman architecture, fountains & pools!

  • Nokia on 08/09/11

    World-class art on display with no entrance fee to the museum. Have your smartphone ready and take photos of the breathtaking view over Los Angeles!

  • USA TODAY on 12/01/10

    In the Santa Monica Mountains, the Getty Center has a collection of European art and views of the Los Angeles basin.

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