Great architecture possesses a singular power to call people together, shape their interaction, influence their thinking -
and foster community. As the twentieth century draws to a close, Los Angeles stands as a crossroads of world cultures.
It is only fitting, then, that the Getty Center serve both as a focus of international research in the visual arts and humanities
and as a cultural landmark for the people of Los Angeles - a place of intellectual and spiritual renewal, where the experience
of art, architecture, and nature speaks to us of both the achievements of the past and the promise of the future.
Harold M. Williams, President and CEO, The J. Paul Getty Trust