Tours and Gallery Talks

The Getty Center

View of the Getty Center
  • Garden Tour

    Daily
    11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Getty Center

    Designed and conceived by artist Robert Irwin, the Central Garden is the focus of this 45-minute tour. Meet outside at the bench near the Museum's front entrance.

  • Spotlight of the Week

    Daily, September 23 - September 28, 2014
    12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    See a Chinese emperor depicted through European eyes in extraordinary French tapestries during this 15-minute talk. Meet the docent at the Museum Information Desk.

  • Architecture Tour

    Daily
    10:15 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
    Museum Entrance Hall, Getty Center

    Discover more about Richard Meier's architecture and the design of the Getty Center site in this 45-minute tour. Meet the docent outside at the bench under the sycamore trees near the front entrance to the Museum.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Daily
    11 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    This one-hour tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Meet the educator at the Information Desk.

  • Focus Tour: Era of Impressionism

    Daily through October 5, 2014
    12:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Explore the Getty's collection of 19th-century paintings by artists such as Millet, Monet, and Van Gogh in this one-hour tour. The talk may also include examples of sculpture, photographs, or drawings. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Daily through October 19, 2014
    1:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    This one-hour tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Meet the educator at the Information Desk.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Tuesday September 23, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Elizabeth Morrison, senior curator of manuscripts, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition Chivalry in the Middle Ages. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

  • Move!

    Wednesdays through November 19, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Engaging body and mind, this 45-minute session includes movement for all ability levels. Step into a physical "conversation" with educator Andrew Westover and join this interactive, non-traditional exploration of selected artworks in the Getty collection. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

  • Gallery Talk

    Thursdays through October 9, 2014
    2 pm
    Research Institute Galleries I and II, Getty Center

    Jennifer Park of the Getty Research Institute leads a gallery talk on the exhibition Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films. Meet in the Research Institute lobby.

     Learn more about this exhibition

  • Point of View: Artist Talk

    Wednesday October 1, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Join artist and writer Robert "Rio" Hahn in an exploration of photography as a tool for seeing. Hahn offers insights into the exhibition Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit and shares his unique perspective stemming from his apprenticeship with Minor White in the 1970s, when he lived, worked, and taught with his mentor. Hahn also introduces observation exercises from his forthcoming book based on techniques initiated by White. This is a free program. Sign-up begins at 1:30 pm at the Information Desk.

  • Focus Tour: Fit for a King

    Daily, October 7 - November 2, 2014
    12:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Explore the Getty's collection of 17th- and 18th-century art in this one-hour tour of French decorative arts, paintings, and sculpture made during the reigns of kings Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Tuesday October 7, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Elizabeth Morrison, senior curator of manuscripts, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition Chivalry in the Middle Ages. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Tuesday October 7, 2014
    3:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Amanda Maddox, assistant curator of photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition In Focus: Tokyo. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

  • Focus Tour: Era of Impressionism

    Daily, November 4 - November 30, 2014
    12:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Explore the Getty's collection of 19th-century paintings by artists such as Millet, Monet, and Van Gogh in this one-hour tour. The talk may also include examples of sculpture, photographs, or drawings. Meet the docent at the Museum Information Desk.

  • Focus Tour: Fit for a King

    Daily, December 2 - January 4, 2014
    12:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Explore the Getty's collection of 17th- and 18th-century art in this one-hour tour of French decorative arts, paintings, and sculpture made during the reigns of kings Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

  • Move!

    Wednesdays December 4 - December 17, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Engaging body and mind, this 45-minute session includes movement for all ability levels. Step into a physical "conversation" with educator Andrew Westover and join this interactive, non-traditional exploration of selected artworks in the Getty collection. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

The Getty Villa

View of the Getty Villa

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

  • Garden Tour

    Mondays
    10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Getty Villa
    Discover the rich mythological and cultural connections of ancient gardens in this 40-minute tour of the Getty Villa's four Roman gardens. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

  • Architecture Tour

    Daily
    10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Museum, Getty Villa
    Explore the architecture of the Getty Villa and learn more about daily life in the ancient world in this 40-minute tour. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

  • Collection Spotlight Talk

    Mondays through December 29, 2014
    11 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Discover the richness of ancient art in this 20-minute gallery talk that looks in depth at a major work in the Museum's collection. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Mondays through December 28, 2014
    1 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    This 50-minute tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • The Observant Eye

    Daily through November 24, 2014
    2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    This 50-minute long tour looks in-depth at special topics such as mythology, death, nudity, wine, or artistic practices in the ancient Greek and Roman world. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday September 22, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join a Getty curator for an hour-long insider's perspective on works of art in the permanent collection, changing exhibitions, or the architecture of the Getty Villa. Tour topic subject to change. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Garden Tour

    Thursdays
    10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Discover the rich mythological and cultural connections of ancient gardens in this 40-minute tour of the Getty Villa's four Roman gardens. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

  • Collection Spotlight Talk

    Wednesdays - Fridays through December 26, 2014
    11 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Discover the richness of ancient art in this 20-minute gallery talk that looks in depth at a major work in the Museum's collection. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Tea by the Sea

    Thursdays
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Getty Villa
    Enjoy Tea by the Sea, a special dining experience inspired by the Mediterranean herbs, vegetables, and fruits that grow at the Villa. Feast on a Mediterranean-inspired menu of sweet and savory sandwiches and pastries, along with fruits, cheeses, and a varied selection of teas. After tea, you can tour the Villa's authentically re-created first-century Roman gardens with knowledgeable docents, then spend the rest of the afternoon savoring the Villa's exhibitions and permanent collection. $36 per person.

    Please reserve in advance. Call (800)369-3059 or email us at BonAppetitReservations@getty.edu.

     Learn more about this event

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Wednesdays - Fridays
    1 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    This 50-minute tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Culinary Garden Tour

    Thursdays through December 18, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Getty Villa
    Enjoy a 30-minute food-themed tour of the Getty Villa's gardens as you explore the plants, herbs, and fruits used for cooking in antiquity. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Weekends through December 28, 2014
    11 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    This 50-minute tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Tea by the Sea

    Saturdays through December 26, 2015
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Getty Villa
    Enjoy Tea by the Sea, a special dining experience inspired by the Mediterranean herbs, vegetables, and fruits that grow at the Villa. Feast on a Mediterranean-inspired menu of sweet and savory sandwiches and pastries, along with fruits, cheeses, and a varied selection of teas. After tea, you can tour the Villa's authentically re-created first-century Roman gardens with knowledgeable docents, then spend the rest of the afternoon savoring the Villa's exhibitions and permanent collection. $36 per person.

    Please reserve in advance. Call (800)369-3059 or email us at BonAppetitReservations@getty.edu.

     Learn more about this event

  • Collection Spotlight Talk

    Weekends through December 28, 2014
    1 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Discover the richness of ancient art in this 20-minute gallery talk that looks in depth at a major work in the Museum's collection. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Culinary Garden Tour

    Saturdays through December 27, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Getty Villa
    Enjoy a 30-minute food-themed tour of the Getty Villa's gardens as you explore the plants, herbs, and fruits used for cooking in antiquity. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Thursday October 9, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join a Getty curator for an hour-long insider's perspective on works of art in the permanent collection, changing exhibitions, or the architecture of the Getty Villa. Tour topic subject to change. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday October 13, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join a Getty curator for an hour-long insider's perspective on works of art in the permanent collection, changing exhibitions, or the architecture of the Getty Villa. Tour topic subject to change. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • L.A. Odyssey Project: Peter Shire in Conversation with Mary Hart

    Saturday October 18, 2014
    2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    As part of the Library Foundation's monthlong celebration of Homer's Odyssey, L.A. artist Peter Shire joins curator Mary Hart for a conversation about ancient and contemporary storytelling through art. The tour features a presentation of Shire's recent interpretation of a Greek vase, which sets the tale of Odysseus in contemporary Los Angeles. In the galleries, explore the ancient Greek vases that inspired his new work. Sign-up begins at 1:45 p.m. at the Tour Meeting Place. This is a free program.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday October 20, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join a Getty curator for an hour-long insider's perspective on works of art in the permanent collection, changing exhibitions, or the architecture of the Getty Villa. Tour topic subject to change. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday November 3, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join a Getty curator for an hour-long insider's perspective on works of art in the permanent collection, changing exhibitions, or the architecture of the Getty Villa. Tour topic subject to change. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday November 10, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join a Getty curator for an hour-long insider's perspective on works of art in the permanent collection, changing exhibitions, or the architecture of the Getty Villa. Tour topic subject to change. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday November 17, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join a Getty curator for an hour-long insider's perspective on works of art in the permanent collection, changing exhibitions, or the architecture of the Getty Villa. Tour topic subject to change. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Thursday November 20, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    David Saunders, associate curator of antiquities, leads a 45-minute tour of the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy, focusing on their ancient use in funerary ritual through their "dangerously perfect" 19th-century restoration to their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • The Observant Eye

    Mondays December 1 - December 29, 2014
    2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    This 50-minute long tour looks in-depth at special topics such as mythology, death, nudity, wine, or artistic practices in the ancient Greek and Roman world. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Monday December 1, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Ken Lapatin, associate curator of antiquities, leads a one-hour tour of the exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville, examining these fascinating pieces as evidence for elite behavior and Roman technology, and discussing their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Thursday December 4, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    David Saunders, associate curator of antiquities, leads a 45-minute tour of the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy, focusing on their ancient use in funerary ritual through their "dangerously perfect" 19th-century restoration to their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday December 8, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join a Getty curator for an hour-long insider's perspective on works of art in the permanent collection, changing exhibitions, or the architecture of the Getty Villa. Tour topic subject to change. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Thursday December 11, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    David Saunders, associate curator of antiquities, leads a 45-minute tour of the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy, focusing on their ancient use in funerary ritual through their "dangerously perfect" 19th-century restoration to their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday December 15, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join a Getty curator for an hour-long insider's perspective on works of art in the permanent collection, changing exhibitions, or the architecture of the Getty Villa. Tour topic subject to change. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Thursday December 18, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Ken Lapatin, associate curator of antiquities, leads a one-hour tour of the exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville, focusing on the evidence these exquisite pieces provide about elite behavior and Roman technology, as well as on their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

Tours and Gallery Talks

  • Move!

    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

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