NOTES: The Cosmati were a Roman family which included seven generations of architects, sculptors and workers in mosaic. Cosmatesque mosaic technique involved the elaborate inlaying of small triangles and rectangles of colored stones and glass mosaics into stone matrices or surfaces.
NOTES: The original Villa was designed by Langdon Wilson Architects for the oil-magnate J. Paul Getty to house his private art collection adjacent to his home. This his second museum, a re-creation of the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum, opened as an art museum in 1974. The Villa was closed between 1997-2006 for restoration undertaken by Machado & Silvetti Associates with landscape architects Dennis L Kurutz Associates.