Tours and Gallery Talks

The Getty Center

View of the Getty Center
  • Garden Tour

    Daily
    11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Getty Center

    The gardens of the Getty are the focus of this 45-minute tour. Meet the docent outsideat the bench under the sycamore trees near the front entrance to the Museum.

  • Exhibition Tour: Jackson Pollock's "Mural"

    Daily through June 1, 2014
    1:30 pm, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    This 30-minute talk examines Jackson Pollock's Mural (1943), an iconic example of 20th-century American painting. See it for the first time since its conservation at the Getty. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

  • Spotlight of the Week

    Daily through April 20, 2014
    12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Experience That Profile, a monumental sculpture that incorporates art and architecture with the surrounding landscape in this 15-minute talk. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

  • Architecture Tour

    Daily
    10:15 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
    Museum Entrance Hall, Getty Center

    Discover more about Richard Meier's architecture and the design of the Getty Center site in this 45-minute tour. Meet the docent outside at the bench under the sycamore trees near the front entrance to the Museum.

  • Focus Tour: Fit for a King

    Daily through May 4, 2014
    12:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Explore the Getty's collection of 17th- and 18th-century art in this one-hour tour of French decorative arts, paintings, and sculpture made during the reigns of kings Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

  • Spotlight of the Week

    Daily, April 22 - April 27, 2014
    12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Explore a view of Venice's Grand Canal in a monumental painting during this 15-minute talk. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

  • Spotlight of the Week

    Daily, April 29 - May 4, 2014
    12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Explore the complexity of Giambologna's Female Figure in this 15-minute talk. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Wednesday April 30, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Julian Brooks, associate curator of drawings, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition Hatched: Creating Form with Line. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

  • Focus Tour: Era of Impressionism

    Daily, May 6 - June 1, 2014
    12:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Explore the Getty's collection of 19th-century paintings by artists such as Millet, Monet, and Van Gogh in this one-hour tour. The talk may also include examples of sculpture, photographs, or drawings. Meet the docent at the Museum Information Desk.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Thursday May 8, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Arpad Kovacs, assistant curator of photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past Tense. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Tuesday May 20, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Julian Brooks, curator of drawings, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition Hatched: Creating Form with Line. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

  • Focus Tour: Fit for a King

    Daily, June 3 - June 29, 2014
    12:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Explore the Getty's collection of 17th- and 18th-century art in this one-hour tour of French decorative arts, paintings, and sculpture made during the reigns of kings Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Tuesday June 3, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Museum Entrance Hall, Getty Center

    Karen Hellman, assistant curator of photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition In Focus: Ansel Adams. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Lecture Hall.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Friday July 25, 2014
    1:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Scott Allan, associate curator of paintings, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition The Scandalous Art of James Ensor. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Friday August 8, 2014
    1:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Scott Allan, associate curator of paintings, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition The Scandalous Art of James Ensor. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

The Getty Villa

View of the Getty Villa

Admission is free. An advanced timed-entry ticket is required.

  • Architecture Tour

    Daily
    10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Museum, Getty Villa
    Explore the architecture of the Getty Villa and learn more about daily life in the ancient world in this 40-minute tour. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

  • Garden Tour

    Wednesdays
    10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Getty Villa
    Discover the rich mythological and cultural connections of ancient gardens in this 40-minute tour of the Getty Villa's four Roman gardens. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

  • Collection Spotlight Talk

    Daily through June 30, 2014
    11 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Discover the richness of ancient art in this 30-minute gallery talk that looks in depth at a major work in the Museum's collection. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Daily through June 30, 2014
    1 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    This 50-minute tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Exhibition Tour: Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections

    Daily through August 24, 2014
    2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join a museum educator for a one-hour tour of this exhibition, which features exquisite loans spanning a millennium of Byzantine art and culture. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Garden Tour

    Thursdays
    10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Discover the rich mythological and cultural connections of ancient gardens in this 40-minute tour of the Getty Villa's four Roman gardens. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

  • Tea by the Sea

    Thursdays
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Getty Villa
    Enjoy Tea by the Sea, a special dining experience inspired by the Mediterranean herbs, vegetables, and fruits that grow at the Villa. Feast on a Mediterranean-inspired menu of sweet and savory sandwiches and pastries, along with fruits, cheeses, and a varied selection of teas. After tea, you can tour the Villa's authentically re-created first-century Roman gardens with knowledgeable docents, then spend the rest of the afternoon savoring the Villa's exhibitions and permanent collection. $36 per person.

    Please reserve in advance. Call (800)369-3059 or email us at BonAppetitReservations@getty.edu.

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  • Culinary Garden Tour

    Thursdays through June 26, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Getty Villa
    Enjoy a 30-minute food-themed tour of the Getty Villa's gardens as you explore the plants, herbs, and fruits used for cooking in antiquity.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Thursday April 17, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Mary Hart, associate curator of antiquities, leads a one-hour tour of the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections, beginning with Byzantine art's Greco-Roman roots and focusing on exquisite loans.

  • Tea by the Sea

    Saturdays through December 26, 2015
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Getty Villa
    Enjoy Tea by the Sea, a special dining experience inspired by the Mediterranean herbs, vegetables, and fruits that grow at the Villa. Feast on a Mediterranean-inspired menu of sweet and savory sandwiches and pastries, along with fruits, cheeses, and a varied selection of teas. After tea, you can tour the Villa's authentically re-created first-century Roman gardens with knowledgeable docents, then spend the rest of the afternoon savoring the Villa's exhibitions and permanent collection. $36 per person.

    Please reserve in advance. Call (800)369-3059 or email us at BonAppetitReservations@getty.edu.

     Learn more about this event

  • Culinary Garden Tour

    Saturdays through July 26, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Getty Villa
    Enjoy a 30-minute food-themed tour of the Getty Villa's gardens as you explore the plants, herbs, and fruits used for cooking in antiquity.

  • Educator's Perspective

    Mondays April 21 - April 28, 2014
    2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    This 50-minute tour takes an in-depth look at special topics such as mythology, death, nudity, wine, or artistic practices in the ancient Greek and Roman world. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday May 5, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join a Getty curator for an hour-long insider's perspective on works of art in the permanent collection, changing exhibitions, or the architecture of the Getty Villa. Tour topic subject to change. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Point-of-View Talk: Byzantine Icons

    Saturday May 17, 2014
    11:30 am, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join contemporary iconographer Father Michael Courey for an exploration of the sacred icons in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. The discussion focuses on gold leaf application, techniques of layering painted color, and the theological significance of materials, colors, and images in the Byzantine iconographic tradition. This is a free program. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday May 26, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join a Getty curator for an hour-long insider's perspective on works of art in the permanent collection, changing exhibitions, or the architecture of the Getty Villa. Tour topic subject to change. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Thursday May 29, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Mary Hart, associate curator of antiquities, leads a one-hour tour of the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections, beginning with Byzantine art's Greco-Roman roots and focusing on the exhibition's exquisite loans. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Thursday June 5, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Mary Hart, associate curator of antiquities, leads a one-hour tour of the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections, beginning with Byzantine art's Greco-Roman roots and focusing on the exhibition's exquisite loans. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Point-of-View Talk: Byzantine Icons

    Saturday June 7, 2014
    11:30 am, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join contemporary iconographer Father Michael Courey for an exploration of the sacred icons in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. The discussion focuses on gold leaf application, techniques of layering painted color, and the theological significance of materials, colors, and images in the Byzantine iconographic tradition. This is a free program. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Thursday June 12, 2014
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Mary Hart, associate curator of antiquities, leads a one-hour tour of the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections, beginning with Byzantine art's Greco-Roman roots and focusing on the exhibition's exquisite loans. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

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