It is the mission of the J. Paul Getty Museum 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, 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 efforts are enhanced by the uniquely evocative architectural and garden settings provided by the Museum’s two world-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, and decorative arts to 1900, and photography from its beginnings to the present, gathered internationally.
The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu is a museum and educational center dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The Villa houses the Museum’s extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities.