Family Activities

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  • Family Art Stops

    Thursdays through August 28, 2014
    11:30 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Get up close and personal with a single work of art at this half-hour, hands-on gallery experience geared toward families with children ages 5 and up. Sign-up begins 30 minutes before the program at the Information Desk.

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  • Art Lab: The Chivalry Project

    Friday July 25, 2014
    11 am - 3:30 pm
    Family Room Patio, Getty Center

    Join artist Becca Lofchie in a drop-in, hands-on workshop that explores the idea of "chivalry" in contemporary life. Create your own manuscript page and then visit the related exhibition of illuminated manuscripts, Chivalry in the Middle Ages. Participants also learn about how to participate in our online Chivalry Project. Free, and fun for all ages.

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  • Art Lab: The Chivalry Project

    Saturday July 26, 2014
    11 am - 3:30 pm
    Family Room Patio, Getty Center

    Join artist Becca Lofchie in a drop-in, hands-on workshop that explores the idea of "chivalry" in contemporary life. Create your own manuscript page and then visit the related exhibition of illuminated manuscripts, Chivalry in the Middle Ages. Participants also learn about how to participate in our online Chivalry Project. Free, and fun for all ages.

    Find out more about free family fun at the Getty


  • Art Adventures for Families

    Sundays through August 31, 2014
    11:30 am, 1 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Slow day? Jazz it up by exploring a work of art in the galleries with an educator, then create your own masterpiece inspired by what you see. Materials are provided at this 45-minute program geared for families with children ages 5 and up. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the program at the Information Desk.

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  • Family Art Stops

    Tuesdays through August 26, 2014
    11:30 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Get up close and personal with a single work of art at this half-hour, hands-on gallery experience geared toward families with children ages 5 and up. Sign-up begins 30 minutes before the program at the Information Desk.

    Find out more about free family fun at the Getty


  • Garden Concerts for Kids: Mister G

    Saturday August 2, 2014
    4 pm - 5:30 pm
    Central Garden, Getty Center

    Mister G is Ben Gundersheimer, a former indie rocker turned full-time family musician and teaching artist known for his collection of original bilingual (Spanish/English) songs that span a range of musical styles from bossa nova to ska, funk to folk. A riveting performer, Mister G is a leading figure in the children's music world.

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  • Garden Concerts for Kids: Mister G

    Sunday August 3, 2014
    4 pm - 5:30 pm
    Central Garden, Getty Center

    Mister G is Ben Gundersheimer, a former indie rocker turned full-time family musician and teaching artist known for his collection of original bilingual (Spanish/English) songs that span a range of musical styles from bossa nova to ska, funk to folk. A riveting performer, Mister G is a leading figure in the children's music world.

    Learn more about Garden Concerts for Kids


  • Art Lab: The Chivalry Project

    Wednesday August 6, 2014
    11 am - 3:30 pm
    Family Room Patio, Getty Center

    Join artist Becca Lofchie in a drop-in, hands-on workshop that explores the idea of "chivalry" in contemporary life. Create your own manuscript page and then visit the related exhibition of illuminated manuscripts, Chivalry in the Middle Ages. Participants also learn about how to participate in our online Chivalry Project. Free, and fun for all ages.

    Find out more about free family fun at the Getty


  • Garden Concerts for Kids: Shine and the Moonbeams

    Saturday August 9, 2014
    4 pm - 5:30 pm
    Central Garden, Getty Center

    Soulful singer-songwriter Shawana Kemp and guitarist John Heagle introduce the sounds of classic funk, soul, blues, and jazz music to enthusiastic children as Shine and the Moonbeams. With infectious rhythms, catchy melodies, and positively empowering lyrical themes, their songs encourage kids to celebrate life and get up and dance!

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  • Garden Concerts for Kids: Shine and the Moonbeams

    Sunday August 10, 2014
    4 pm - 5:30 pm
    Central Garden, Getty Center

    Soulful singer-songwriter Shawana Kemp and guitarist John Heagle introduce the sounds of classic funk, soul, blues, and jazz music to enthusiastic children as Shine and the Moonbeams. With infectious rhythms, catchy melodies, and positively empowering lyrical themes, their songs encourage kids to celebrate life and get up and dance!

    Learn more about Garden Concerts for Kids


  • Art Lab: The Chivalry Project

    Saturday August 16, 2014
    11 am - 3:30 pm
    Family Room Patio, Getty Center

    Join artist Becca Lofchie in a drop-in, hands-on workshop that explores the idea of "chivalry" in contemporary life. Create your own manuscript page and then visit the related exhibition of illuminated manuscripts, Chivalry in the Middle Ages. Participants also learn about how to participate in our online Chivalry Project. Free, and fun for all ages.

    Find out more about free family fun at the Getty


  • Garden Concerts for Kids: Alastair Moock

    Saturday August 16, 2014
    4 pm - 5:30 pm
    Central Garden, Getty Center

    One of Boston's premier folk artists, Alastair Moock turned his attention to family music after the birth of his daughters. The Boston Globe calls him, "a Tom Waits for your tots, a Woody Guthrie for your progeny." His shows are rowdy, rootsy, singin' and dancin' fun for the whole family!

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  • Garden Concerts for Kids: Alastair Moock

    Sunday August 17, 2014
    4 pm - 5:30 pm
    Central Garden, Getty Center

    One of Boston's premier folk artists, Alastair Moock turned his attention to family music after the birth of his daughters. The Boston Globe calls him, "a Tom Waits for your tots, a Woody Guthrie for your progeny." His shows are rowdy, rootsy, singin' and dancin' fun for the whole family!

    Learn more about Garden Concerts for Kids


  • Art Lab: The Chivalry Project

    Saturday August 23, 2014
    11 am - 3:30 pm
    Family Room Patio, Getty Center

    Join artist Becca Lofchie in a drop-in, hands-on workshop that explores the idea of "chivalry" in contemporary life. Create your own manuscript page and then visit the related exhibition of illuminated manuscripts, Chivalry in the Middle Ages. Participants also learn about how to participate in our online Chivalry Project. Free, and fun for all ages.

    Find out more about free family fun at the Getty


  • Family Festival: Chivalry

    Saturday September 20, 2014
    10 am - 5:30 pm
    Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

    Experience the age of chivalry in this daylong festival celebrating knights in armor, ladies of the court, and all things noble, inspired by the exhibition Chivalry in the Middle Ages. Listen to tales of King Arthur's Round Table and legendary deeds of great bravery, play medieval games of strategy like young aristocrats, design a family coat of arms, and decorate a goblet for your own royal feast.

  • Art Lab: The Chivalry Project

    Saturday November 1, 2014
    11 am - 3:30 pm
    Family Room Patio, Getty Center

    Join artist Becca Lofchie in a drop-in, hands-on workshop that explores the idea of "chivalry" in contemporary life. Create your own manuscript page and then visit the related exhibition of illuminated manuscripts, Chivalry in the Middle Ages. Participants also learn about how to participate in our online Chivalry Project. Free, and fun for all ages.

  • Art Lab: The Chivalry Project

    Saturday November 8, 2014
    11 am - 3:30 pm
    Family Room Patio, Getty Center

    Join artist Becca Lofchie in a drop-in, hands-on workshop that explores the idea of "chivalry" in contemporary life. Create your own manuscript page and then visit the related exhibition of illuminated manuscripts, Chivalry in the Middle Ages. Participants also learn about how to participate in our online Chivalry Project. Free, and fun for all ages.

The Getty Villa

View of the Getty Villa

Admission is free. An advanced timed-entry ticket is required.

  • ArtQuest! Magnificent Mosaics

    Monday July 28, 2014
    11 am - 3 pm
    Outer Peristyle, Getty Villa
    Drop by and help create a mosaic with artist Karen Silton. Use pieces of tile and broken plates to contribute to a weeklong community mosaic project inspired by artworks in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. This free, drop-in workshop is open to all ages.

    Find out more about free family fun at the Getty

  • ArtQuest! Magnificent Mosaics

    Wednesday July 30, 2014
    11 am - 3 pm
    Outer Peristyle, Getty Villa
    Drop by and help create a mosaic with artist Karen Silton. Use pieces of tile and broken plates to contribute to a weeklong community mosaic project inspired by artworks in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. This free, drop-in workshop is open to all ages.

    Find out more about free family fun at the Getty

  • ArtQuest! Magnificent Mosaics

    Thursday July 31, 2014
    11 am - 3 pm
    Outer Peristyle, Getty Villa
    Drop by and help create a mosaic with artist Karen Silton. Use pieces of tile and broken plates to contribute to a weeklong community mosaic project inspired by artworks in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. This free, drop-in workshop is open to all ages.

    Find out more about free family fun at the Getty

  • ArtQuest! Magnificent Mosaics

    Friday August 1, 2014
    11 am - 3 pm
    Outer Peristyle, Getty Villa
    Drop by and help create a mosaic with artist Karen Silton. Use pieces of tile and broken plates to contribute to a weeklong community mosaic project inspired by artworks in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. This free, drop-in workshop is open to all ages.

    Find out more about free family fun at the Getty

  • ArtQuest! Magnificent Mosaics

    Saturday August 2, 2014
    11 am - 3 pm
    Outer Peristyle, Getty Villa
    Drop by and help create a mosaic with artist Karen Silton. Use pieces of tile and broken plates to contribute to a weeklong community mosaic project inspired by artworks in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. This free, drop-in workshop is open to all ages.

    Find out more about free family fun at the Getty

  • Art Odyssey for Families

    Saturday August 2, 2014
    11:45 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Enjoy a fun-filled 30 minute journey through the galleries. For children (ages 5 and up) with adults. Space is limited. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the program at the Tour Meeting Place.

    Find out more about free family fun at the Getty

  • ArtQuest! Magnificent Mosaics

    Sunday August 3, 2014
    11 am - 3 pm
    Outer Peristyle, Getty Villa
    Drop by and help create a mosaic with artist Karen Silton. Use pieces of tile and broken plates to contribute to a weeklong community mosaic project inspired by artworks in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. This free, drop-in workshop is open to all ages.

    Find out more about free family fun at the Getty

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