1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Since opening, the Getty Center has quickly assumed its place as the city's cultural acropolis and international mecca. It is the most frequently visited for the museum galleries displaying collector J. Paul Getty's enormous art collection. Always known for antiquities, expanded galleries now allow the display of Impressionist paintings, truckloads of glimmering French furnitures and decorative arts, fine illuminated manuscripts, contemporary photography, and previously over-looked graphic arts. The area that is open to this public consists of 5 2-storey pavilions set around an open courtyard, and each gallery within is specially designed to complement the works on display. A sophisticated system of programmable window louvers allows many works to be displayed in the natural light they were created in, for the first time in the modern era.