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ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2002 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
Visit the Getty Center, and you can get a sense of what its fiscal overseers have experienced in five years of running it: a steep ride up and a steep ride down, all for the sake of an edifying encounter with art. The tram ride to and from the hilltop museum and research complex in Brentwood is a mile-and-a-half round trip and doesn't cost a cent. But the art institution's up-and-down financial journey can be tallied in billions gained, lost and spent.
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NEWS
December 6, 1998 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Despite sitting on a portfolio that has grown in value to nearly $5 billion, the president of the J. Paul Getty Trust wants to do what some see as the unthinkable: start raising money. One year into his tenure, Barry Munitz has a list of options on the table: seek corporate sponsors for exhibitions at the Getty's famed museums; solicit gifts of art from private collectors; charge for memberships at the Getty Villa in Malibu; and borrow money for future construction projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1998 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Barry Munitz, the nimble administrator who usually played peacemaker during his half a dozen years as California State University's chancellor, left his post this week with an uncharacteristically blunt warning to the faculty: Quit complaining about Cal State's search for deep-pocketed business partners or risk turning the university into "a second-rate institution."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 1995 | From a Times Staff Writer
Harold M. Williams, president and chief executive of the J. Paul Getty Trust, was honored by the French government this week when he was made an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters. "Because of his love of French art, which he has shown on numerous occasions, Monsieur Williams is among those Americans with whom France is honored to be friends," said Jacques Toubon, the French minister of culture, in presenting the award at a ceremony here Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The J. Paul Getty Trust, long rebuffed in its efforts to add an amphitheater to its now-closed Pacific Palisades villa, won a key battle in state appellate court against traffic-wary residential neighbors Monday. A three-judge panel overturned the 2000 decision by Superior Court Judge Dzintra Janavs, who held that the Los Angeles City Council had improperly approved the Getty's plans for a 450-seat theater by overriding zoning restrictions and the protests of neighbors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1992
The J. Paul Getty Trust is giving $100,000 to the L.A. Arts Recovery Fund for grants to artists, educators and cultural efforts in parts of the city affected by the riots. The initial projects of the fund--a program of the city's Cultural Affairs Department--are art classes for children and seniors, public murals, musical events, and dance and performance art programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1996
The Getty Center has yet to open its doors in the hills above Brentwood, but many scholars already are predicting that it will be a cultural landmark. Today, the head of the J. Paul Getty Trust is scheduled to deliver a public address--not on the artistic components of the new complex, but on its economic impact on Brentwood and the Westside. The 24-acre complex, on a ridge overlooking the San Diego Freeway, is expected to attract 1.5 million visitors annually when it opens in the fall of 1997.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 1999
Long Beach-based painters Sandow Birk and Ann Chamberlin, mixed-media specialist Michael R. Flechtner of Van Nuys, Los Angeles installation artist Mineko Grimmer and Santa Monica-based sculptor Jim Isermann have each won $15,000 artist fellowships from the California Community Foundation J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts. The annual fellowship program honors mid-career artists whose work is already known in the community but for whom the award may boost their artistic development.
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