Getty Villa, J. Paul Getty Museum, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles

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RIBApix ref no RIBA33258
Architect/DesignerDennis L Kurutz Associates
Langdon Wilson Architects
Machado & Silvetti Associates
Artist/PhotographerTinero, Danielle
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Subject Date1974
Image Date2006
StyleClassical Revival
MediumDigital image
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Danielle Tinero / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The original Villa was designed by Langdon Wilson Architects for the oil-magnate J. Paul Getty to house his private art collection adjacent to his home. This his second museum, a re-creation of the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum, opened as an art museum in 1974. The Villa was closed between 1997-2006 for restoration undertaken by Machado & Silvetti Associates with landscape architects Dennis L Kurutz Associates.

Subject tags

water features, museums, marble, restoration, villas, entrance halls, art galleries, mosaics