Visiting the Getty Research Institute

Contact Information:
The Getty Research Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
Tel. (310) 440-7335
Getty Research Institute Gallery Hours:
Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Closed Mondays and on January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving, and December 25
Research Library Hours:
9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays, Sundays, major U.S. holidays, November 25, December 26–December 30
Reference Desk: (310) 440-7390

Garden with Teahouse / Giacomo Caneva

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All events are free, unless otherwise noted. Admission to the Getty Center is also free. No tickets or reservations are required for general admission. Parking is free after 5:00 p.m. For visitor information, see information on planning a visit or call (310) 440-7300.

Wu Man in Concert

Wu Man, the world's leading exponent of the pipa-a Chinese lute-like instrument-has specially designed this program to complement the exhibition. Her performance transcends musical genres and takes you on a journey through the centuries. This event is presented in partnership with the Da Camera Society of Mount Saint Mary's College.

Tickets $55.00. Please visit or call (213) 477-2929 for tickets.

Sunday, March 20, 2011, 1:30 and 3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall

Before and after each concert, curators will give tours of the exhibition.
Tour times are: 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 4:30 p.m.
Please e-mail for tour reservations.

Film: Scenes of City Life 都市風光

Never before shown outside China, this innovative fantasy uses a peep show, still photographs, and animation to depict the love triangle between a pawnshop owner's daughter and two young men in the bustling metropolis of 1930s Shanghai. Besides being China's first musical comedy, this landmark film features Madame Mao (screen name Lan Ping) in one of her earliest screen roles.

Directed by Yuan Muzhi 袁牧之, 1935, 92 min., digital print of 35 mm original. The film will be subtitled in English.

Sunday, April 17, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall

Exhibition Tour in Mandarin 中文導覽

When did photography first appear in China? Discover the fascinating, little-known history of the medium in the middle kingdom during a one-hour tour of the exhibition in Mandarin. Free; registration required. Meet the educator at the Museum Information Desk.

中國攝影起源於何時? 透過一個小時的中文導覽「毛筆與快門:中國早期攝影」。 我們將帶您回朔遠古時代,不為人知且極富趣味性的歷史故事。導覽完全免費,但須事前預約。 請於Getty大廳的詢問處 等待博物館教育人員。

Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13, 2011, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
2011年3月12日(星期六) 至3月13日(星期天) 每日上午10:30, 下午3:30起

Curator's Gallery Talks

Frances Terpak and Jeff Cody of the Getty Research Institute lead a gallery talk on the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Thursday, March 10, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 31, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 21, 2:30 p.m.

Family Festival

Discover the richness and beauty of the ancient empires of India, Japan, and China as well as recent explosions in artistic creativity. Experience traditional Chinese Opera, listen to Chinese folktales told by a master storyteller, and be dazzled by the amazing music and dance of these vibrant cultures at this hands-on family festival.

Learn more about this event.

Saturday, March 19, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Getty Center