Getty Villa - Malibu, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 34° 02.742 W 118° 33.905
11S E 355538 N 3768327
Quick Description: The Getty Villa is an art museum featuring mostly ancient works (and replicas) from Rome and Greece.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/6/2015 8:40:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMN6T5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"The Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, USA, is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum. The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The collection has 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities dating from 6,500 BC to 400 AD, including the Lansdowne Heracles and the Victorious Youth. The UCLA/Getty Master’s Program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation is housed on this campus. The collection is documented and presented through the online GettyGuide as well as through audio tours.


In 1954, oil tycoon J. Paul Getty opened a gallery adjacent to his home in Pacific Palisades. Quickly running out of room, he built a second museum, the Getty Villa, on the property down the hill from the original gallery. The villa design was inspired by the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum and incorporated additional details from several other ancient sites. It was designed by architects Robert E. Langdon, Jr. and Ernest C. Wilson, Jr.. It opened in 1974, but was never visited by Getty, who died in 1976. Following his death, the museum inherited $661 million[9] and began planning a much larger campus, the Getty Center, in nearby Brentwood. The museum overcame neighborhood opposition to its new campus plan by agreeing to limit the total size of the development on the Getty Center site. To meet the museum's total space needs, the museum decided to split between the two locations with the Getty Villa housing the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities. In 1993, the Getty Trust selected Rodolpho Machado and Jorge Silvetti to design the renovation of the Getty Villa and its campus. In 1997, portions of the museum's collection of Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities were moved to the Getty Center for display, and the Getty Villa was closed for renovation. The collection was restored during the renovation."
Name: Getty Villa

17985 Pacific Coast Highway Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Web Site: [Web Link]

Agency/Ownership: Private

Hours of operation:
Tuesday–Friday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Closed Mondays Open Mondays, December 22 and 29, 2014

Admission Fee: free

Gift Shop: yes

Cafe/Restaurant: yes

Phone Number: Not listed

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