DJ working the turntables at a past Saturdays Off the 405
The J. Paul Getty Museum offers a wide array of inspiring performances and films by world-caliber artists.

Reflecting the breadth of the collection, programs range from classic to contemporary—including concerts, theater, and cinema.

Event Highlights

All upcoming performances and films are listed on our event calendar. Featured upcoming events:

At the Getty Center

Saturdays Off the 405: Moses Sumney

Saturday, June 18, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

Free; reservations required.

Los Angeles phenom Moses Sumney brings his incomparable style, blending prismatic digital layers of vocalizations with breathy, intricately phrased singing, for a dynamic live performance that infuses a guitar-based indie-folk with a honeyed soulfulness.

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At the Getty Villa

The Pythiad

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at
7:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Auditorium

$25; advance ticket required.

Framed by the tales of nine lesser-known Greek heroes, The Pythiad is a multi-movement piece written for voice, string quartet, soprano saxophone, and string bass, performed by composer and saxophonist Jim Gailloreto, his ensemble Jazz String Quintet, and jazz vocalist Cheryl Wilson.

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Music, Dance, and Spoken Word

Tuvan throat singers Chirgilchin performing at a past Getty Center concert
Concerts at the Villa
The Getty Villa
Musical masterpieces inspired by ancient art. Learn more...

Gordon Getty Concerts
The Getty Center
Classical music to complement current exhibitions. Learn more...

Saturday Nights at the Getty
The Getty Center
An eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, and spoken word. Learn more...

Saturdays Off the 405
The Getty Center
Outdoor concerts by emerging bands and DJs. Learn more...

Selected Shorts
The Getty Center
Actors from stage, screen, and television read classic and new short fiction. Learn more...

Sounds of L.A.
The Getty Center
World music that reflects L.A.'s cultural mix. Learn more...

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Performance of The Wasps at a past Villa Theater Lab
Villa Theater Lab
The Getty Villa
New adaptations of Greek and Roman plays and contemporary works inspired by ancient literature. Learn more...

Outdoor Theater Production
The Getty Villa
The annual theatrical production in the Outdoor Classical Theater. Learn more...

Villa Play-Reading Series
The Getty Villa
"Script-in-hand" renditions of lesser-known Greek and Roman plays in translation. Learn more...

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Film and Video

Film Series
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa
Forgotten classics, crowd favorites, and new discoveries, along with occasional screenings of experimental films and videos by 20th-century artists.