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At the Getty, long lines for a possibly underwhelming collection. The Getty Center, seen from the garden. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images). Two decades after it opened on a hilltop overlooking Los Angeles, the Getty Center remains one of the city’s top cultural institutions. Where else can visitors soak up European paintings, nude mythological sculptures and a re-created, 18th-century Parisian salon while gliding across travertine courtyards with views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains? The initial hype has quieted, and advance reservations for the $15 parking spots are no longer required, but lines to get into the free institution in Brentwood still often spill out to Sepulveda... Full story

18 January