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Sun. 10 AM–5:30 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. 10 AM–5:30 PM
Wed. 10 AM–5:30 PM
Thu. 10 AM–5:30 PM
Fri. 10 AM–5:30 PM
Sat. 10 AM–9 PM
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, Los Angeles 90049
(310) 440-7300

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An aerial view of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, viewed from the south
The Getty Center (website) is a Museum in Los Angeles.
Official description from Getty Center:
The collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum on display in the galleries at the Getty Center includes examples of pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; and 19th- and 20th-century American and European photographs. Contemporary and modern sculpture is featured throughout the grounds. Martin Puryear's site-specific sculpture That Profile (1999), commissioned by the Getty, is located on the Arrival Plaza. The Getty Center also features artist Robert Irwin's Central Garden, designed specifically for the Getty Center.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The J. Paul Getty Museum, a program of the J. Paul Getty Trust, is an art museum. It has two locations, one at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, and one at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California. The museum at the Getty Center contains "Western art from the Middle Ages to the present;" its estimated 1.3 million visitors annually makes it one of the most visited museums in the United States. The museum at the Getty Villa contains art from "ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria". In 1974,J. Paul Getty opened his second museum, in a re-creation of the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum, on his property in Pacific Palisades, California. In 1982, the museum became the richest in the world when it inherited US$1.2 bn. In 1997, the museum moved to its current location in Brentwood; the Pacific Palisades museum, renamed the "Getty Villa", was closed for renovation until 2006.

We don't have any current exhibitions on file, most likely because we're still collecting listings.

In the meantime, check out the Getty Center homepage or our exhibitions list for L.A.-wide exhibits.

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