The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

  • Country: U.S. Museums
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Address: 1200 Getty Center Drive

One of the largest art museums, is located in California and is called the Getty Museum, it was opened to the public only recently, in December 1997. The Museum is located in a very picturesque place, on one of the highest peaks of the hill, which is located in Santa Monica.

Quite amazing in its architecture, the Museum was designed by renowned architect Ricardom Meyer. While the financial cost to build was about $ 1.2 million, and at the same time however the visitors of the Getty Museum can easily visit all the collected exhibits, but also walk the wonderful local gardens and all completely free.


Himself Museum center was opened with considerable assistance, oil tycoon, famous J. Paul Getty, who in the far end of 1950-ies was able to become the richest man in the world, however, he managed to keep his title until the end of his life. Therefore, there is absolutely nothing to be surprised that he Paul Getty was able to leave behind for the needs of the Museum and the construction of completely new buildings, a substantial sum from his vast multi-billion dollar state. The Getty Museum is also now considered the most famous and most wealthy of the acquisition of all of the auctions held, and also in the private collection of famous works of art of masters of the ancient schools of the ancients, the ancient sculptors. The staff of this Museum are also the most welcome visitors at all passing, the prestigious auction held in new York and London.

In the courtyard of the Getty Museum
For the design chosen was by the architect Richard Meier, and not by chance. He is also quite well known for its interesting works on the exact creation of public and commercial buildings and in addition, he put his hand to the creation of the project several Museum buildings. He also worked for some time on the creation of the Museum of decorative arts in Frankfurt, the German city, the Museum of modern art, which is located in Barcelona, over the modern headquarters of the popular firm of “Canon” and “Siemens”. He is also the founder of Richard Meier in 1984 he received the Pritzker prize is the highest award for achievements in the architectural field. Richard Meier is also working in the style of American modernism, and is a leading and well-known representative of the new York avant-garde style. One of the main highlights was the project that eventually was able to become famous all over the world, it is the execution of brand white.

Generally speaking, the exhibition space famous Getty Museum with all five of the huge galleries, which in turn are located in different pavilions connected to each other and thus forming a closed space around this Central courtyard. In the halls of the gallery on the first floor were located the ancient manuscripts and drawings, sculptures, and various works of the ancient masters of art. The second floor of this gallery decided to give a different kind of exposure beautifully executed paintings, which have decided to regulate in these halls according to the chronology of those years.