Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


J. Paul Getty Museum

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.  Click on this link for the J. Paul Getty Museum web site.

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.

Getty Villa in Malibu

Getty Roman Villa in Malibu is part of The J. Paul Getty Museum.  The Getty 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 additional pictures of the Getty Villa glass collection click on this link.  **Glass at Getty Villa in Malibu in our Study Gallery. This additional link is to a video on the Villa’s construction.

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 the bases of a new exhibition called Molten Color at the Getty Villa.

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