January 16, 2010
The Getty Villa

Getty Museum associate director David Bomford welcomes three previous Getty Museum leaders for a lively discussion about their experiences knowing, working for, and collecting with J. Paul Getty during the 1960s and 1970s. Former director Stephen Garrett and former curators Burton Fredericksen and Gillian Wilson share anecdotes and insights about how Getty formed his art collection and reflect on his fascination with Greek and Roman antiquities and his decision to build a museum inspired by an ancient Roman villa.

Running time: 69 min.

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Visit our Web gallery on Flickr to see photographs of the Museum during J. Paul Getty's lifetime. Special Feature: Go to Flickr to see these photographs annotated with notes, and links to works of art in our collection!