Collector's Choice: J. Paul Getty and His Antiquities
November 19, 2009-February 8, 2010

With his first antiquities purchase in 1939, J. Paul Getty embarked on a lifelong pursuit of "true and lasting beauty." Celebrating seventy years of collecting, this exhibition presents seldom-seen works of art that captured the founder's eye and inspired the creation of a museum modeled on an ancient Roman villa. Favored objects and personal memorabilia illuminate Getty's taste, his engagement with noted connoisseurs, and his profound love of the classical Mediterranean world.

   
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