INFO The Getty Center in Brentwood, Los Angeles, was donated and founded by J. Paul Getty as part of the J. Paul Getty Trust. The Getty Center is comprised of the well-known J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute... ... read more
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
The Getty Center in Brentwood, Los Angeles, was donated and founded by J. Paul Getty as part of the J. Paul Getty Trust. The Getty Center is comprised of the well-known J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, The Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. This $1.3 billion Center opened in 1997 and is one of the most prominent institutes in Southern California. The Getty Center is perched on top of a steep hill and offers one of the most picturesque views in all of the Los Angeles area.
The Getty Museum began as a small wing in J. Paul Getty’s house in the 1950s and now displays some of the most celebrated artistic works of the 19th and 20th centuries. The art is organized chronologically and clockwise starting in the North pavilion and walking through the Getty is like traveling through an artistic time capsule – breath taking and surreal.
Notable exhibitions at the Getty Museum include Aphrodite and the Gods of Love, Ten Years in Focus: The Artist and the Camera, and the Art of Empire. The Getty Museum draws about 1.3 million visitors each year.
Getty Center dabbles in the art of music as well by hosting a summer concert series on the Getty grounds. Saturdays off the 405 funds one concert each month that is free for the public. Art lovers of all ages can enjoy a day of gazing at beautiful artwork and then catching the evening show.
The Central Garden at the Getty Center is also well-worth visiting. The garden exudes its own artistic charm, with a carefully constructed water stream that flows down to a flower-filled pool.