Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

THIS IS AN UPDATED POST WITH THEIR EUROPEAN GLASS INCLUDED Getty Museum, both locations The Getty Villa and The Getty Center

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 16, 2019

J. Paul Getty Museum, Both Locations

The J. Paul Getty Museum has two beautiful locations with magnificent views, grounds and architecture structures, the Getty Villa in Malibu and the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

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Getty Center in Los Angeles

The Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs. The European glass at Getty Center covers a range in date from the late Middle Ages to the late seventeenth century.  To see pictures of the Getty Center glass collection click on this link. **European Glass at Getty

Getty Villa in Malibu

The Getty Roman Villa in Malibu is part of The J. Paul Getty Museum.  The Villa is modeled after a first-century Roman country house, the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy.  The Villa dei Papiri was buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79, and much of it remains unexcavated. The Getty Villa houses approximately 44,000 works of art from the Museum’s extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, of which over 1,200 are on view. To see pictures of the Getty Villa glass collection click on this link**Roman Glass at Getty Villa in Malibu

This additional link is to a clip on the Villa construction. (Off site on YouTube.)


Oppenlander Ancient Glass Collection

In 2003 the Getty acquired more than 350 works of ancient glass from the private collection of Erwin Oppenlander. This collection is remarkable for its cultural and chronological breadth.  The Oppenlander collection is a large part of their wonderful Roman glass collection in a new exhibition space at the Getty Villa.

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