The property was given to the Getty Trust which open the villa in 1976 and the associated Getty Center in 1997. The Villa property houses antiquities and the Center the rest of Getty’s art collection.
Visiting the villa is quite an experience if you allow yourself to be drawn back in time to the first century A.D. The Villa is enormous with a very large garden pool to the west of it. To me, the structure looks a bit out of context because it stands alone as a style dissimilar to its surroundings.
Still, the collection is wonderful: both sculpture and pottery. The pottery is first rate with some four thousand year old pieces.
The Link below will take you to my photo album of the Villa.
Getty Villa Photo Album