J. Paul Getty Museum

Architects: Langdon and Wilson; Stephen Garrett; 1972-73
Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti; 1997-2006
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Located in the historic Canyon de Sentimiento

The museum is modeled after an ancient Roman villa, the Villa de Papyri in Herculaneum, which was buried in the famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.

The museum houses the extensive collection of Greek, Roman and Etruscan art.

 
 
Peristyle Garden of the Getty Villa Roman Gardens  Digital Image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program, © J. Paul; Getty Trust – Getty.edu

Peristyle Garden of the Getty Villa Roman Gardens
Digital Image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program, © J. Paul; Getty Trust – Getty.edu