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Free Hours at L.A. Museums (PDF, 269 KB)
Autry National Center
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Hammer Museum
Huntington Library
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles Public Library
MAK Center for Art & Architecture
Museum of Latin American Art
Natural History Museum
Norton Simon Museum
Orange County Museum of Art
Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Skirball Cultural Center
Fowler Museum at UCLA
May 31, 2010
Getty Center closed.
May 31, 2010
Tours and Gallery Talks
Getty Villa Inner Peristyle
Orientation Tour
10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm
Getty Villa

Learn about the Getty Villa's architecture and educational mission in this 40-minute introduction to the site. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

Getty Villa Outer Peristyle
Architecture and Gardens Tour
11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Museum, Getty Villa

Explore the ancient Roman world through the Museum's architecture and gardens in this 40-minute tour. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

Lansdowne Herakles
Collection Highlights Tour
2 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

This one-hour tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Space is limited. Sign up at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance 15 minutes before the tour.

The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire
The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire
Daily through July 5, 2010

Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

Celebrating the bicentennial of Mexican independence, this exhibition reveals a defining moment of cultural encounter. In the sixteenth century, European exploration and colonization in the Americas coincided with the Renaissance rediscovery of classical antiquity, and parallels were routinely drawn between two great empires—the Aztec and the Roman. Masterworks of Aztec sculpture, largely from the collections of the National Museum of Anthropology and the Museo del Templo Mayor in Mexico City, are the point of departure for a comparative approach to the monumental art of empire. This exhibition has been organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum in collaboration with CONACULTA–INAH. Exhibition sponsored by J.P. Morgan.

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Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity

Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

In 2003, the J. Paul Getty Museum acquired a collection of over 350 pieces of ancient glass, formerly owned by Erwin Oppenländer. The works on view in Molten Color are remarkable for their high quality, their chronological breadth, and the glassmaking techniques illustrated by their manufacture. The vessels are accompanied by text and videos illustrating ancient glassmaking techniques.

Roman Ephebe from Naples

Getty Villa

Youth as a Lamp Bearer, a long-term loan from the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples, is on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa.