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

    Designed and conceived by artist Robert Irwin, the Central Garden is the focus of this 45-minute tour. Meet outside at the bench near the Museum's front entrance.

  • Focus Tour: Fit for a King

    Daily through August 31, 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 through August 31, 2014
    12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Does Venus tickle your fancy? See John Deare's sensual sculpture of the goddess 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.

  • Exhibition Tour: The Scandalous Art of James Ensor

    Tuesdays - Thursdays through September 4, 2014
    10:30 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    This one-hour tour examines the complex and eccentric art of Belgian artist James Ensor. Explore the artist's avant-garde compositions and techniques through his paintings, drawings and prints. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Daily
    11 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    This one-hour tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Meet the educator at the Information Desk.

  • Exhibition Tour: The Scandalous Art of James Ensor

    Daily through September 7, 2014
    1:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    This one-hour tour examines the complex and eccentric art of Belgian artist James Ensor. Meet the docent at the Museum Information Desk.

  • Gallery Talk

    Thursdays through October 9, 2014
    2 pm
    Research Institute Galleries I and II, Getty Center

    Jennifer Park of the Getty Research Institute leads a gallery talk on the exhibition Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films. Meet in the Research Institute lobby.

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  • Move!

    Thursdays through November 20, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Engaging body and mind, this 45-minute session includes movement for all ability levels. Step into a physical "conversation" with educator Andrew Westover and join this interactive, non-traditional exploration of selected artworks in the Getty collection. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

  • Exhibition Tour: The Scandalous Art of James Ensor

    Weekends through September 7, 2014
    10:30 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    This one-hour tour examines the complex and eccentric art of Belgian artist James Ensor. Explore the artist's avant-garde compositions and techniques through his paintings, drawings and prints. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

  • Spotlight of the Week

    Tuesday September 2, 2014September 2 - September 7, 2014
    12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Savor the warmth of family in Jean-Honoré Fragonard's Making Beignets, a drawing featured in the exhibition Rococo to Revolution: 18th-Century French Drawings from Los Angeles Collections, during this 15-minute talk. Meet the docent at the Museum Information Desk.

  • Focus Tour: Era of Impressionism

    Daily, September 2 - October 5, 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 Information Desk.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Daily, September 2 - October 19, 2014
    1:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    This one-hour tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Meet the educator at the Information Desk.

  • Spotlight of the Week

    Tuesday September 9, 2014September 9 - September 14, 2014
    12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Explore Jean-Etienne Liotard's Still Life: Tea Set in this 15-minute talk. Meet the docent at the Information Desk.

  • Spotlight of the Week

    Tuesday September 16, 2014September 16 - September 21, 2014
    12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    What is the sound of one hand clapping? Explore one of Minor White's enigmatic photographic sequences in this 15-minute talk. Meet the docent at the Museum Information Desk.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Wednesday September 17, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Edouard Kopp, associate curator of drawings, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition Rococo to Revolution: 18th-Century drawings from Los Angeles Collections. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

  • Spotlight of the Week

    Tuesday September 23, 2014September 23 - September 28, 2014
    12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    See a Chinese emperor depicted through European eyes in extraordinary French tapestries during this 15-minute talk. Meet the docent at the Museum Information Desk.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Tuesday September 23, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Elizabeth Morrison, senior curator of manuscripts, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition Chivalry in the Middle Ages. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

  • Point of View: Artist Talk

    Wednesday October 1, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Join artist and writer Robert "Rio" Hahn in an exploration of photography as a tool for seeing. Hahn offers insights into the exhibition Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit and shares his unique perspective stemming from his apprenticeship with Minor White in the 1970s, when he lived, worked, and taught with his mentor. Hahn also introduces observation exercises from his forthcoming book based on techniques initiated by White. This is a free program. Sign-up begins at 1:30 pm at the Information Desk.

  • Focus Tour: Fit for a King

    Daily, October 7 - November 2, 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 October 7, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Elizabeth Morrison, senior curator of manuscripts, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition Chivalry in the Middle Ages. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Tuesday October 7, 2014
    3:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Amanda Maddox, assistant curator of photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition In Focus: Tokyo. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

  • Focus Tour: Era of Impressionism

    Daily, November 4 - November 30, 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.

  • Focus Tour: Fit for a King

    Daily, December 2 - January 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.

  • Move!

    Thursdays December 4 - December 18, 2014
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Engaging body and mind, this 45-minute session includes movement for all ability levels. Step into a physical "conversation" with educator Andrew Westover and join this interactive, non-traditional exploration of selected artworks in the Getty collection. 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

    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.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Daily through August 31, 2014
    11 am
    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.

  • 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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  • Collection Spotlight Talk

    Daily through August 31, 2014
    1 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Discover the richness of ancient art in this 20-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.

  • Educator's Perspective Tour

    Daily August 28 - September 29, 2014
    2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    This 50-minute long tour looks in-depth 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.

  • Culinary Garden Tour

    Thursdays through December 18, 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. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Garden Tour

    Fridays
    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.

  • 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 December 27, 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. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Collection Spotlight Talk

    Mondays September 1 - December 29, 2014
    11 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Discover the richness of ancient art in this 20-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

    Mondays September 1 - December 28, 2014
    11 am
    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.

  • Collection Spotlight Talk

    Wednesdays - Fridays September 4 - December 26, 2014
    11 am
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Discover the richness of ancient art in this 20-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

    Wednesdays - Fridays September 4 - Ongoing
    11 am
    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.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Weekends September 6 - December 28, 2014
    11 am
    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.

  • Collection Spotlight Talk

    Weekends September 6 - December 28, 2014
    1 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Discover the richness of ancient art in this 20-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.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday September 15, 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.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday September 22, 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.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Thursday September 25, 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.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday September 29, 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.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Thursday October 9, 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.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday October 13, 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.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday October 20, 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.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Thursday October 23, 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.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday November 3, 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.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Thursday November 6, 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.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday November 10, 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.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Thursday November 13, 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.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday November 17, 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.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday December 8, 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.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday December 15, 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.

Tours and Gallery Talks

  • Garden Tour

    10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Getty Villa

  • Move!

    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

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