School groups visit the Getty Center and the Getty Villa
The education department at the J. Paul Getty Museum offers a range of educational programs and resources for a variety of audiences at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. Through education programs of the highest quality, the department enables the Museum to engage and inspire visitors to look more closely and understand better the art objects they view. The audiences we serve include adults, college students and faculty, K-12 teachers and their students, families with kids, teens, community groups, and museum educators.

The education department supports the J. Paul Getty Museum's mission to encourage the appreciation and understanding of art, and its history, context, and meaning, by:

Facilitating a variety of learning experiences centered on works of art
Developing interpretive strategies that promote visual comprehension of the collection
Enhancing educational opportunities for a wide range of audiences
Collaborating across the Getty in order to actively contribute to creative opportunities
To learn more about the department's work during the 2011–2012 year, click here.

The department is active in documenting and assessing the effectiveness of its programs and projects. View a selection of our findings, published on this Web site.



Contact Information

General inquiries: museumeducation@getty.edu

Questions about K–12 teacher programs: teacherprograms@getty.edu

Questions about college & university programs: academicprograms@getty.edu

Phone: (310) 440-7158