J. Paul Getty Museum

The museum dates back to the private collection of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, 1953 in Pacific Palisades founded a museum of it. Since 1997, the largest part of the collection at the Getty Center in Los Angeles is located, a building designed by architect Richard Meier. The antique collection is located since 2006 in the renovated original building of the Getty Museum in Malibu, the Getty Villa, a replica of the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum.

The museum has six collection areas:

  • Antiques
  • Drawings
  • Book illumination
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture and Crafts