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The Getty Center is the current home of the J. Paul Getty Museum as well as a research institute, conservation institute, grant program, and leadership institute. The J. Paul Getty Trust is the world's largest private foundation in support of the world's artistic and cultural heritage, and the Getty Center is one of the largest privately funded architectural complexes.
The museum collects and exhibits classical sculpture and art, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture, decorative arts, and photographs. Access for public is charge free.
The huge complex cost 1 billion dollars and was designed Richard Meier
Buildings at the Getty Center are clad in a warm beige textured travertine quarried in Italy and shipped from Italy during the period of construction, lasting 10 years.
article published 10/25/2005