The J. Paul Getty Trust is an internationally renowned philanthropic and cultural institution spread over two sites: the Getty Villa in Malibu and the Getty Center in Brentwood. Each houses a museum and offices for the four Trust programs, and all are part of legendary oilman J. Paul Getty's legacy. Inside the Getty takes readers on a tour into these two large, bustling campuses: from J. Paul Getty's original museum in his home near Malibu to the seemingly endless corridors that run underneath the Getty Center in Los Angeles; from the galleries and storerooms of the J. Paul Getty Museum to the library and special collections of the Getty Research Institute; from the scientific laboratories of the Getty Conservation Institute to the worldwide philanthropy of the Getty Foundation; and from the public places and programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust to the secret spaces and stories of this landmark organization.
A must-have for visitors, Inside the Getty will educate and delight anyone interested in how a complex institution operates on a day-to-day basis.
William Hackman is a freelance writer and editor who previously worked in the public relations office of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Mark Greenberg is editor in chief of Getty Publications.