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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.
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.
March 14, 1993
The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy will receive 27.3 acres of open space from the J. Paul Getty Trust on Wednesday. The dedication ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Crestwood Hills Park Clubhouse, 1000 Hanley Ave., Brentwood. The land grant was made possible by Crestwood Hills Assn., which bought the land, a wooded parcel in Kenter Canyon, from the Getty Trust and donated it to the conservancy for preservation and public recreational use.
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October 13, 2000
The J. Paul Getty Trust announced the appointment Thursday of Philip Nowlen, the longtime academic director of the Museum Management Institute, as head of the new Getty Leadership Institute. Since 1986, Nowlen had served as academic director of the Museum Management Institute, an intensive three-week executive program held at UC Berkeley. The program brings together senior executives from a range of museums to explore strategy and management.
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June 18, 1992
The J. Paul Getty Trust has awarded a $350,000 matching grant to the Los Angeles Public Library to replace books at two branch libraries destroyed in the riots. Arson at the John Muir Branch Library, 6001 S. Vermont Ave., and the Junipero Serra Branch Library, 4301 S. Figueroa St., destroyed more than $700,000 worth of books and other library materials, library officials said. The grant will be used by the library to purchase books and encourage further donations.
February 13, 1998
Five Los Angeles-based visual artists and 10 local arts groups will share in $195,000 in fellowships and grants from the California Community Foundation's J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts. Winners of the visual arts fellowships, which carry a stipend of $15,000 each, are photographer Laura Aguilar, experimental film and video artist Juan Garza, and painters Barbara Carrasco, Roberto Gil Del Montes and Pattsi Valdez.
May 19, 2006 |
In a changing of the guard that leaves three seats open on the J. Paul Getty Trust's governing board, trustee Ron Burkle has resigned, trustee Lloyd Cotsen has retired and trustee Agnes Gund has been termed out. In a Getty statement disclosing the moves Thursday, billionaire investor Burkle cited an "increasingly complex schedule." Cotsen, an art collector and philanthropist who joined the board in 2002 and became vice chairman in September, gave no reason for his decision.
April 18, 2006 |
The Washington-based Council on Foundations, which put the J. Paul Getty Trust's membership on probation in December amid questions over finances and leadership, has restored the trust to full membership. Council President and Chief Executive Steve Gunderson cited "significant reforms" at the trust, where controversy flared last year over the spending habits of President Barry Munitz.