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Visit the Getty Villa and Pompeii and the Roman Villa
Two ways to explore the ancient Roman world in Los Angeles

See Pompeii two ways—at the Getty Villa, whose luxurious architecture and gardens are modeled on an ancient Roman villa, and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the West Coast venue for the fascinating exhibition Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples, on view May 3–October 4, 2009.

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Two Tickets in One
Bring your ticket to Pompeii and the Roman Villa—on sale at—with you to the Getty Villa and receive instant admission on any day during normal visiting hours. No Getty Villa ticket is necessary! Good Thursday through Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from April 30 through November 23, as well as Wednesdays beginning October 14. (Last entry is at 3:00 p.m.; parking is $15 per car.) Explore the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria, enjoy changing exhibitions, and relax in architecture and gardens inspired by ancient Rome.

Plus, bring your Pompeii ticket to the Museum Store at the Getty Villa to receive 20% off most items.

Visit Pompeii at the Getty Villa and at LACMA, all on one ticket

About Pompeii and the Roman Villa
On view May 3–October 4 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90036
Before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, one of the world's great artistic centers was flourishing in Pompeii on the Bay of Naples. This exhibition takes you inside the homes of the region's wealthy Roman patrons to discover their collections of sculptures, paintings, mosaics, and luxury arts created during this uniquely inspired time—some of which were only recently discovered and have never been seen in the United States.

The exhibition illuminates not only Pompeii's demise, but also its rise as an artistic center of exceptional sophistication. The show explores several themes, including:

  • patrons at home,
  • courtyards and gardens,
  • the sumptuous frescoes in the triclinium (open dining room) of Moregine,
  • the taste among Roman collectors for ancient Greek art, and
  • the rediscovery and excavation of the sites around the Bay of Naples during the 18th and 19th centuries and the resurgence of the taste for the antique in the modern world.

The exhibition includes works of art from numerous ancient Roman villas, including the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum—the luxury estate upon which the architecture and gardens of the Getty Villa are modeled. The exhibition is co-curated by Kenneth Lapatin, associate curator of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Learn more and get tickets on LACMA's Web site.

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Visiting the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.

Visiting LACMA
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is located on Wilshire Boulevard between Fairfax and Curson avenues—midway between Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Get hours, directions, and parking information on LACMA's Web site.