Getty Villa (Los Angeles, CA) : North colonnade, general view, from within the colonnade at the northwest corner

Published/Created:
Pacific Palisades; 17895 Pacific Coast Highway, Los Angeles, California, United States
1974
Date Depicted:
12/1/1998
1950 AD - 2010 AD
Materials:
bronze
fresco
marble
mosaic
stone
stucco
Notes:
Based on 1st century Roman villa. The Villa is frequently and erroneously said to be in Malibu, but it is actually in the city of Los Angeles in the wealthy community of Pacific Palisades. In 1974, Getty opened the Getty Villa as his second museum in a re-creation of the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum, as well as incorporating details from several other ancient sites. In 1997 the main part of the museum moved to its current location in Brentwood to become the Getty Center and the Palisades museum, renamed the "Getty Villa", was closed for renovation. Reopened on January 28, 2006, the Getty Villa once again holds Greek and Roman sculptures housed in the interim at the Getty Center.
Variant Titles:
Villa of the Papyri
Topics:
Architecture -- Roman -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Twentieth century
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A2-US-LA-VP-C2
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
exhibition buildings: art museums (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; historical; Roman Empire construction buildings; exhibition buildings; museums; art museums garden: peristyle garden; colonnade
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
12/1/1998
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10096930
PID:
digcoll:1858915