Getty Museum Reopens Suite of Sculpture & Decorative Arts Galleries


LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum today reopens its suite of sculpture and decorative arts galleries in the West Pavilion at the Getty Center with several recently acquired masterpieces featured prominently. These include Pietro Cipriani’s Medici Venus and Dancing Faun (1722-24) and a nine-foot bronze vase by the French sculptor Jean-Désiré Ringel d’Illzach (1847—1916). “On the heels of unveiling the highly successful reinstallation of the sculpture and decorative arts collection in the North Pavilion, we are pleased to have applied the new vision and approach from those galleries to our newly installed galleries in the Museum’s West Pavilion,” explains David Bomford, acting director of the J. Paul Getty Museum. “The overarching goal of this project was to reinvigorate the display of sculpture and decorative arts by integrating other art forms that help tell a more complete story of the history of art. This re-instal