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Getty Center, Los Angeles Overview

A huge and fantastic museum of European and American arts, with a plethora of temporary exhibitions and permanent displays.

The Getty Center is the primary location of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the other one being the Getty Villa in LA itself. It has a huge collection and regular exhibitions of art into the history of Europe and America. The location of the Getty Center is fascinating itself, on the Santa Monica Mountains and high enough to have brilliant views of the city in the backdrop. The complex is also home to a gorgeous central garden, which has been worked on continuously. It's complete with a pond and an amazing layout of trees and flowers. The collection of the museum has extensive amounts of art - paintings, drawings, sculptures, decorative arts and even photographs. Most of the permanent collections includes the above from pre - 20th century Europe, and the photographs from Asia, America and Europe from the 19th and 20th centuries, displayed across 4 pavilions - North, East, South and West. The contemporary and modern art collections displayed on the Getty Center's grounds, in the outdoors. The Getty Center is more than just a museum, there is also a research centre which has it's own gallery on rare books, manuscripts, photographs and artists' notebooks. This magnificent museum attracts around 1.3 million every year, and is one of LA's most popular tourist attractions.

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