Tourist Attraction in Los Angeles: Jean Paul Getty Museum
The Getty Museum (full name: Jean Paul Getty Museum) is an American art museum located in Los Angeles. It is currently housed in two locations: ancient art at the Getty Villa in Malibu (old museum building) and the rest at the Getty Center, on a hill in Los Angeles, opened December 16, 1997. The Getty Museum collects paintings, drawings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, European decorative arts and European, Asian, and American photographs. Except for photographs, the museum does not collect modern works from the twentieth century on. In 1974, Jean Paul Getty opens his second museum in his Malibu estate in California, wanting to recreate the villa of the Herculaneum papyri. In 1997 the museum moved to its current location, designed by architect Richard Meier. The Malibu house is renovated and called Getty Villa. The Getty villa currently houses Roman, Etruscan and Greek sculptures, such as the Fano Athlete. Among the works exhibited at the Getty Center in Los Angeles we also mention Iris by Vincent van Gogh.