The collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center includes pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; 19th- and 20th-century American, European, and Asian photographs; contemporary and modern sculpture; and Robert Irwin's Central Garden, designed specifically for the Getty Center.
The unique design elements, beautiful gardens, open spaces and spectacular views at the Richard Meier-designed museum makes the Getty Center an extraordinary destination in and of itself.
Please check the museum website for updated exhibition information. Scheduling may have been modified as a result of the temporary museum closure.
40+ years of work by two important photo-based artists in thematic pairings
Explores the physical properties of pastels and tells of their rising renown across Europe
Formative and critically acclaimed projects of Barth’s nearly 40-year career
From the Sèvres porcelain manufactory before the French Revolution
100+/- works explore notions of place, identity and belonging
Intriguing stories about the manuscripts and the journeys that brought them to LA
Students’ reflections cast these drawings in a new light
Autobiographical exhibition explores the artist's first 50 years
Two women pastel portraitists of 18th-century Europe
The fantastical worlds created by this internationally acclaimed fashion photographer
The surprising and engaging world of medieval games and leisure
A group of haunting paintings by this 18th-century Italian artist
Reveals the ways that design influenced the reading and interpretation of medieval books
Charts the tumultuous public life of this iconic depiction of peasant labor
Explores strategies used by 19th century European artists to show and sell their work
Explores Blake’s imaginative world through his most celebrated works