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December 18, 2008–June 1, 2009 at the Getty Villa


All events are free, unless otherwise noted.

Admission to the Getty Villa is FREE. An advance, timed ticket is required to visit the Getty Villa. Check ticket availability online or call (310) 440-7300. Groups of nine or more must make reservations by phone.


An Introduction to Three Exhibitions at the Villa
Join a Museum educator in this one-hour tour through the exhibition as well as two complementary exhibitions, Reconstructing Identity: A Statue of a God from Dresden and The Getty Commodus: Roman Portraits and Modern Copies. Themes of historical context, conservation and restoration, and the study of objects by archaeologists, conservators, collectors, and curators are explored. Free with your advance, timed ticket to the Getty Villa; space is limited. Sign up at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance 15 minutes before the talk.

January 19, 2009, 3:00 p.m.

January 2, 9, and 23, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
February 6 and 20, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
March 6 and 20, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
April 3 and 17, 2009, 3:00 p.m.

January 3–April 25, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Museum galleries

Conservator Marie Svoboda restoring a lekythos from Berlin

Family Activity

Family Festival
Enjoy a hands-on exploration of the worlds of archaeology and restoration that make museums like the Getty Villa possible! Free; a ticket is required. Tickets available beginning Thursday, April 23, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, May 31, 2009, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Villa