Getty Center

The Getty Center in Brentwood, a district in western Los Angeles, California, is an art museum of the J. Paul Getty Trust and since 1997 home to the largest part of the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum and other scientific institutions such as the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, which operates in the field of restoration, and the Getty leadership Institute, which cares for the education and training of managerial personnel for museums. Outsourced is the Antique Collection, which is in the Getty Villa, a replica of the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum, projects further west on the Pacific coast.

It was designed complex of buildings of the American architect Richard Meier, who was commissioned in the mid- 1980s with the design. Construction began in 1991 and lasted until 1997. For the landscaping landscape architect Olin Partnership of Philadelphia and the landscape architect Robert Irwin are responsible. Robert Irwin is responsible for the central garden, while Lauri Olin along with Richard Meier designed the other gardens.

The J. Paul Getty Museum, the billionaire Jean Paul Getty has collected about 50,000 works of art and made ​​available to the general public free of charge. The selection focuses on classic works of art such as sculptures, paintings, drawings, manuscripts and photographs.

The Getty Center has its own exit on Interstate 405 from Los Angeles Airport North ( San Fernando ) and can already be seen from far lying on the mountain. From there you have a clear day views of the Pacific Ocean, the mountains of Big Bear City and the lowlands of Los Angeles.

Getty Research Institute

The Getty Research Institute is the Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN ) out.