1200 Getty Center Dr #500
Los Angeles, CA, 90049 United States
Oilman J. Paul Getty opened a small antiquities museum in 1954. Today, the Getty Trust operates the $1 billion Getty Center, a hilltop haven that focuses on art and humanities. Among the world's wealthiest art institutions, it is best known for the J. Paul Getty Museum, which primarily displays pre-20th-century works of art by Rembrandt and van Gogh, among others. The center also houses the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and institutes dedicated to art history and museum management. In addition, the trust supports the arts through grants made by the Getty Foundation. The trust received $1.2 billion from Getty's estate in 1982 and has more than tripled that figure in recent years.