Getty Villa

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Getty Villa
Established1954, reopened 2006
Location17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California
Coordinates34°02′42″N 118°33′50″W / 34.045053°N 118.563824°W / 34.045053; -118.563824
TypeArt museum
Collection size44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities
Visitors453,902 (2016)[1]
DirectorTimothy Potts
Public transit accessLAMetroLogo.svg 534
Note: Ticket must be punched by bus operator in order to enter the Getty Villa

The Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, California, USA, is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum. The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum that covers 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. The UCLA/Getty Master’s Program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation is here. The online GettyGuide as well as through audio tours tell about the items owned by the museum.

Collection[change | change source]

Victorious Youth, part of the museum's collection

The collection has 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities dating from 6,500 BC to 400 AD.[2] Among the outstanding items is Victorious Youth, one of few life-size Greek bronze statues to have survived to modern times.[3] The Lansdowne Heracles is a Roman sculpture that was probably copied from an older Greek statue.[4] The Villa also has jewelry and coin collections.[5] The Villa's library has 20,000 books covering art from these periods.[6] The Villa also displays the 'Getty kouros', which the museum lists as "Greek, about 530 B.C., or modern forgery" because scientific analysis is inconclusive as to whether the marble statue can be dated back to Greek times.[7] If genuine, the Getty kouros is one of only twelve remaining intact kouroi.[8] The Marbury Hall Zeus is a 81 in (2.1 m) tall marble statue that was recovered from the ruins at Tivoli near Rome.[9]

GettyGuide[change | change source]

The "GettyGuide" has detailed information about the items owned by the museum. This is available both at the Museum, at various points known as "GettyGuide stations", and externally on its website.[10]

Photographs[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Visitor Figures 2016" (PDF). The Art Newspaper Review. April 2017. p. 14. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  2. "Art on View (Visit the Getty)". Getty Trust. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  3. "Victorious Youth". Getty Trust. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  4. "Lansdowne Herakles". Getty Trust. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  5. Rogers, John (January 27, 2006). "Getty Museum reopening its much renovated villa". Seattle Times. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  6. "Research Libraries". Getty Trust. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  7. "Statue of a Kouros". Getty Trust. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  8. Robert Bianchi, Saga of The Getty Kouros, Archaeology (May/June 1994).
  9. "Marbury Hall Zeus". Getty Trust. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  10. GettyGuide - Retrieved September 3, 2008.

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