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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Getty Museum
The J. Paul Getty Museum, a program of the J. Paul Getty Trust, is an art museum. It has two locations, one at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, and one at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California. The museum at the Getty Center contains "Western art from the Middle Ages to the present;" its estimated 1.3 million visitors annually makes it one of the most visited museums in the United States. The museum at the Getty Villa contains art from "ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria". - Source: Wikipedia
In a story Feb. 7 about the J. Paul Getty Museum acquiring a drawing by Georges Seurat, The Associated Press, relying on information from the museum, reported erroneously that Seurat was a French impressionist. He was a post-impressionist.
The 19th century was the golden age of acquisition. European and American collectors, smitten with the lure of antiquities from Greece, Italy and China, spent recklessly to assemble great collections in London, Paris and New York.