The records comprise audiovisual recordings of performances sponsored by the J. Paul Getty Museum Public Programs department
at the Getty Center and Getty Villa between 1998 and 2018, and documentation of the events from 1998 to 2013. Events include
presentations in the series Friday Nights at the Getty, Saturday Nights at the Getty, Sounds of L.A., Selected Shorts, Gordon
Getty Concerts, Summer Sessions, and Garden Concerts for Kids, as well as standalone performances. Recordings include audiocassettes,
videocassettes, DAT tapes, and born-digital files stored on CDs, DVDs, and Getty servers.
The J. Paul Getty Museum was established as a charitable trust in 1953 by oil tycoon J. Paul Getty in order to house his growing
art collections, with the original Museum opening in 1954 at his Malibu Ranch House. Upon Getty's death in 1976, he bequeathed
almost his entire estate to the Museum with a mission to promote "the diffusion of artistic and general knowledge."
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Contact Rights and Reproductions at the Getty Research Institute for copyright information and permission to publish.
The records described in accessions 2011.IA.45, 2012.IA.07, 2013.IA.53, 2015.IA.49, 2016.IA.65, 2017.IA.92, and 2018.IA.84
are available for use by qualified researchers. Please note that 2013.IA.53 materials are housed with 2012.IA.07 materials
to facilitate archival management.