Getty Museum
Los Angeles / Malibu

The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance. To fulfill this mission, the Museum continues to build its collections through purchase and gifts, and develops programs of exhibitions, publications, scholarly research, public education, and the performing arts that engage our diverse local and international audiences. All of these activities are enhanced by the uniquely evocative architectural and garden settings provided by the Museum’s two renowned venues: the Getty Villa and the Getty Center.

The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and photography from its beginnings to the present, gathered internationally.

The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu opened on January 28, 2006, after the completion of a major renovation project. As a museum and educational center dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria, the Getty Villa serves a varied audience through exhibitions, conservation, scholarship, research, and public programs. The Villa houses approximately 44,000 works of art from the Museum’s extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, of which over 1,200 are on view.

With two locations, the Getty Villa in Malibu and the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the J. Paul Getty Museum serves a wide variety of audiences through its expanded range of exhibitions and programming in the visual arts.

David Lamelas

Richard Learoyd

Lewis Wickes Hine

Ishiuchi Miyako

Josef Koudelka
Authored Articles
Icons of Style
Jun 26 – Oct 21, 2018
This exhibition explores some of the ways photographers whose careers have been closely associated with the fashion industry have...
Bauhaus Beginnings
June 11 – October 13, 2019
The exhibition considers the school’s early dedication to spiritual expression and its development of a curriculum based on elements...
Our 5th Year Anniversary
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We are rounding out our fifth year with nearly 3 million visits strong. A very exciting journey it has been, indeed.
The Shadow Pandemic
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This other virus, which has existed for a far greater period of time and whose rate of contagion is...
I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating
Alec Soth
This exhibition comprised of large scale portraits and interiors focuses on Soth’s depiction of the individual, posing questions about...
The Treachery of Memory
Sally Mann
Sally Mann’s experiments with old methods of photography speak to her subject matter. Both are ephemeral yet physical, taking...
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings
Oct 19, 2019 – Jan 12, 2020
With many previously unpublished works, this exhibit offers an overview of Mann’s artistic achievement as well as a focused...
A Conversation with Mitch Epstein
interview series
Mitch Epstein is a fine-art photographer who helped pioneer color photography in the 1970s. His works are in major...
Then and Now / Mary Corse
Sep 16 – Nov 11, 2017
For the last five decades, Mary Corse has explored perception, properties of light, and ideas of abstraction. This exhibit...
Video Art in Latin America
Oct 7 – Dec 16, 2017
Over 60 works of video art from Latin America, many never before seen in the U.S., presented in a...