Site / by Lynnea Schwieters

Once home to Mr. J Paul Getty, The Getty Villa is now home to an extensive collection of ancient Greek, Roman, and Etrurian artifacts. The Malibu development dates back to 1954 when the original home was built. In 1968, Getty endeavored to recreate a first century Roman house of one Villa dei Papiri to house his growing collection of art. The latest addition was made prior to 2006. Although the modern style cafe perched above the auditorium takes away from the true essence of the Roman era I think the majority of the latest renovation was beautifully done. Here are a few inspirations from The Getty Villa.