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Main entrance, the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center

Mission Statement
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance. To fulfill this mission, the Museum continues to build its collections through purchase and gifts, and develops programs of exhibitions, publications, scholarly research, public education, and the performing arts that engage our diverse local and international audiences. All of these activities are enhanced by the uniquely evocative architectural and garden settings provided by the Museum's two renowned venues: the Getty Villa and the Getty Center.

The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and photography from its beginnings to the present, gathered internationally.

Outer Peristyle, The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa

The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu opened on January 28, 2006, after the completion of a major renovation project. As a museum and educational center dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria, the Getty Villa serves a varied audience through exhibitions, conservation, scholarship, research, and public programs. The Villa houses approximately 44,000 works of art from the Museum's extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, of which over 1,200 are on view.

With two locations, the Getty Villa in Malibu and the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the J. Paul Getty Museum serves a wide variety of audiences through its expanded range of exhibitions and programming in the visual arts.

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Senior Staff
Timothy Potts, Maria Hummer-Tuttle and Robert Tuttle Director
Richard Rand, Associate Director for Collections
Carolyn Marsden-Smith, Associate Director for Exhibitions
Robin Weissberger, Associate Director for Administration
John Giurini, Assistant Director for Public Affairs
Elizabeth Escamilla, Assistant Director for Education and Public Programs

Loan Requests
For information about borrowing J. Paul Getty Museum objects, please see the Guidelines for Requesting Loans of Art Objects.

Image Requests
The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required. For more information on discovering unrestricted, high-resolution digital images available for download, please review the Getty's Open Content Program.

To request permission to reproduce all other images from the Museum's collection, please see Ordering and Reproducing Images.

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