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.

The Villa's collection numbers approximately 44,000 antiquities. These include monumental sculptures as well as artifacts of everyday life.

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.

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.

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.

Galleries

From January 2017 to spring 2018, please excuse some temporary gallery closures while the Getty Villa’s antiquities collection is being reinstalled to emphasize the chronology and culture of the artwork. See the most current information about open galleries and programming to plan your visit.

Read about the reasons for the reinstallation and ask a question on The Iris >>

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.

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