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Art

Detail of a sculpture, "Head of Athena" by an unknown Greek artist, 160-150 B.C.

The Getty Villa is home to the J. Paul Getty Museum's antiquities collection. Here you'll find art from the ancient Greek and Roman world dating from 6,500 B.C. to A.D. 400.

View of a gallery at the Villa showing large sculptures and artifacts of everyday life.

Over 1,200 antiquities are on view in 23 galleries at the Villa. These include monumental sculptures as well as artifacts of everyday life. The entire collection numbers approximately 44,000 antiquities.

View of the Atheletes and Competition Gallery.

The galleries are arranged by theme and include Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos and the Theater, and stories of the Trojan War, among others. Seen here: Atheletes and Competition Gallery

Image of a Cycladic sculpture.

Specially designed spaces house treasures such as luxury vessels, Cycladic figures, coins, gems, and jewelry.

Gallery view of a special exhibition from 2008, "Grecian Taste and Roman Spirit: The Society of Dilettanti."

Changing exhibitions feature loans from renowned collections around the world; reflect the collaborative work of the Getty Research Institute, Conservation Institute, and the Museum; and often incorporate works from the Getty Research Institute collection. This display is from the 2008 exhibition Grecian Taste and Roman Spirit: The Society of Dilettanti.

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Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity
Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity

The collection and changing exhibitions at the Getty Villa offer 7,000 years of ancient art, from the end of the Stone Age to the fall of the Roman Empire.

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Antiquities in the J. Paul Getty Museum Collection

The Getty Villa houses the J. Paul Getty Museum's collection of approximately 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities. Over 1,200 works are on view in 23 galleries devoted to the permanent collection, with five additional galleries for changing exhibitions.

With objects dating from 6,500 B.C. to A.D. 400, the collection contains monumental sculptures as well as artifacts of everyday life.

Head of Athena, by an unknown Greek artist, 160-150 B.C.
Head of Athena, by an unknown Greek artist, 160–150 B.C.

Interact and Learn

  • TimeScape Room
    Explore interactive exhibits about time, place, and artistic style in the ancient Mediterranean.
  • Family Forum
    A hands-on space for families, created with the generous support of the Villa Council.
  • GettyGuide®
    Learn about art in the galleries with our interactive multimedia system. Pick up a multimedia player free of charge in the Atrium.

Galleries

The galleries are arranged by theme and include Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos and the Theater, and Stories of the Trojan War, among others. This approach enables visitors to view the artworks in the context of their use in classical societies, encouraging a deeper understanding of the ancient world.

Athletes and Competition Gallery
Athletes and Competition Gallery

Exhibitions and Collaborative Work

Changing exhibitions feature loans from renowned collections around the world; reflect the collaborative work of the Getty Research Institute, Conservation Institute, and the Museum; and often incorporate works from the Getty Research Institute collection.

  • Daily Tours

    See a schedule of daily art, architecture, and garden tours.