A spectacular art collection, superb architecture, and lovely gardens combine with a hilltop location to create one of LA’s finest cultural destinations. Designed by Richard Meier, the Getty Center opened in December 1997 after 14 years of planning and construction. It unites the entities of the Getty Trust created by oil tycoon J. Paul Getty (1892–1976), including research and conservation institutes. At its core is the museum, with its exquisite European art from illuminated manuscripts ...

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