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The Getty “off the 405,” designed by Richard Meier and newly turned 15 years young

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Travertine Improv

Four hands transform the Getty Center into a massive musical instrument. More»

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Friday Flights ’80s Night: The Costume Contest Winners Are…

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Strike a pose.

What should you wear to the museum? A Madonna costume, most definitely. More»

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Do Androids Dream of Electric L.A.?

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Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty in Blade Runner, 1982. Courtesy of and © The Blade Runner Partnership | © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

As some parts of the world approach the dystopian, cyberpunk 2019 Los Angeles depicted in Blade Runner, the film’s relation to architecture and environment is worth another look. More»

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My First Concert Ever: Saturdays Off the 405 with Pickwick

Rosie Narasaki at Saturdays Off the 405 at the Getty Center
NOT photoshopped. Courtesy of ace-photographer (and Getty public programs coordinator) Jaclyn Kalkhurst

Really? Yes. 20-something intern Rosie Narasaki attends her first concert ever. And likes it. More»

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How I Learned to Swing Dance (Sort of) at Friday Flights

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Worried me amongst the fresh vibe and poppin' jams at the last Friday Flight.

In her second week as a Getty intern, Rosie Narasaki gracefully accepts our challenge: dance poorly, and repeatedly, in public. More»

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L.A. Architecture and Movie Fantasy

Museum Entrance Hall at the Getty Center, designed by Richard Meier
And one day it would also be in Star Trek: the Museum Entrance Hall at the Getty Center, designed by Richard Meier

The Getty Center in Star Trek, a Beverly Hills mansion in The Big Lebowski, and other L.A. locations on the silver screen. More»

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Getty Voices: “I like art. Now what?”

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How do you make a career in the arts? Ask a question and get an answer this week as Getty Voices talks careers. More»

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Hi! I’m an L.A. Native.

Cream cups (Platystemon californicus)

They say L.A. has no center; they say it’s a desert. We native Angelenos know that’s not true—and not just when it comes to architecture, either. More»

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What #isamuseum? Artist Sam Durant Has 5 Questions for You

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Artist Sam Durant

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The Getty Center Turns 15

The Getty Center in 1997 - tram arrival plaza

Like all masterpieces, the Getty Center wasn’t built in a day. From architect selection to opening, it took 13 years. And it was well worth the wait. The J. Paul Getty Trust and all of its programs finally had a home…. More»

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      Mission style or “Spanish Colonial” architecture is a California signature. San Luis Rey de Francia was founded in 1798, yet shares many of the features of Los Angeles’ Union Station. Compare with The Huntington’s capture of the station to see just how similar in line and form these buildings really are. 

      We’re teaming up The Huntington’s tumblr to bring you historic Los Angeles images on Wednesdays through August 6 as part of No Further West.

      Mission, San Luis Rey de Francia, 1880, Carleton Watkins. J. Paul Getty Museum.

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