17985 Pacific Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Tel: (310) 459-7611
Fax: (310) 454-6633
TDDY: (310) 394-7448
Assistant Director: Ms. Barbara Whitney
Open: Scheduled to reopen in 2001.
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Simon Rodia, The Watts Towers of Simon Rodia, 1954, steel, cement, and mosaic. The Watts Towers Art Center. Photograph courtesy of The Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles, California.
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Facilities: Architecture (modeled after Villa dei Papiri, a Roman country villa).
Formerly the site of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Villa is being renovated and is scheduled to reopen in 2001 as a center for comparative archaeology and cultures, featuring the Museums collection of classical antiquities.
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The Getty Antiquities Collection, temporarily exhibited at the Getty Center, will then return to the Villa in Malibu, where it will remain. In its new role, the Villa will house galleries for special exhibitions, a center for scholarly research, and a graduate program and exhibition gallery dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage. The Museum building, a re-creation of a Roman country villa, will be refurbished to show ancient art on both floors.
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The Ranch House. Mr. Gettys original home on the property and the site of the first Getty Museum (1954-74), will be renovated to house a library, seminar rooms, and offices for scholars. The Gettys extensive collection of classical antiquities includes sculpture. Greek vases, Greek and Roman gems, and luxury wares such as Hellenistic silver and Roman glass.