The Getty Center
in Los Angeles, California
, is the current home of the J. Paul Getty Museum as well as a research institute, conservation institute, grant program, and leadership institute. The Getty Center is the flagship museum of the J. Paul Getty Trust. It is located on hill in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California
overlooking the 405 freeway
. The museum collects and exhibits classical sculpture and art, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture, decorative arts and photographs and American photographs.
In 1974, J. Paul Getty opened his first museum in a re-creation of an ancient Roman country house, located on his property in Malibu, California. In 1997, the museum moved to its current location in Los Angeles, and the original museum, renamed the Getty Villa, was closed for renovation.