Thursday, August 18, 2005 What's the Getty up to? What's the Getty up to?: "What's the Getty up to?
*The institution's quest for donors has rivals wary but not panicky.

By Suzanne Muchnic and Louise Roug, Times Staff Writers

Barry MUNITZ, president and chief executive of the J. Paul Getty Trust, raised hackles in the art world with his 1998 revelation that the trust would seek corporate sponsorship for its programs and private gifts of money and artworks. The specter of the extraordinarily rich patriarch wooing away potential donors from its poor cousins caused some observers to cry foul.

But this week's news that Michael Brand, the newly appointed Getty Museum director, will ratchet up the trust's development efforts has brought a relatively subdued response — despite the trust's mounting woes.

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