Tours and Gallery Talks

The Getty Center

View of the Getty Center
  • Spotlight of the Week

    Daily through December 21, 2014
    12 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Remove yourself from the material world of portraiture with Odilon Redon's ethereal pastels in this 15-minute talk. Meet the docent at the Museum Information Desk.

  • 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.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Daily through January 4, 2015
    10:30 am, 12 pm, 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.

  • Architecture Tour

    Daily
    10:15 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
    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.

  • Architecture Tour

    Mondays December 22 - December 29, 2014
    10:15 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
    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.

  • Garden Tour

    Mondays December 22 - December 29, 2014
    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.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Mondays December 22 - December 29, 2014
    10:30 am, 12 pm, 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.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Daily, January 6 - January 11, 2015
    11 am, 1 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.

  • Exhibition Tour: Spectacular Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist

    Daily, January 6 - January 11, 2015
    10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    This 30-minute talk explores the magnificent tapestries of the Eucharist series along with the oil sketches by Peter Paul Rubens that guided their creation. Meet at the Information Desk.

  • Gallery Talk

    Thursdays through April 16, 2015
    2 pm
    Research Institute Galleries I and II, Getty Center

    This one-hour gallery talk provides an in-depth view of the exhibition World War I: War of Images, Images of War. Meet in the Research Institute lobby.

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  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Thursday February 5, 2015
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

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

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Thursday February 12, 2015
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Amanda Maddox, assistant curator of photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Tuesday March 10, 2015
    2:30 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Center

    Arpad Kovacs, assistant curator of photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition In Focus: Play. 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

    Sundays
    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.

  • Exhibition Spotlight Tour

    Daily through May 10, 2015
    12 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Explore the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy in this 30-minute tour, and learn about these monumental vases and their 19th-century restoration history and recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Weekends through 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 through 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.

  • Exhibition Highlights Tour

    Wednesday - Sunday through May 10, 2015
    2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join a gallery educator for an hour-long tour of the exhibitions Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville and Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy. Explore how these magnificent and sometimes monumental objects provide evidence of elite behavior in both daily life and at death, and discover the history of their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Collection Spotlight Talk

    Mondays through 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 through December 28, 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.

  • The Observant Eye

    Mondays through December 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.

  • Collection Spotlight Talk

    Wednesdays - Fridays through 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
    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.

  • Garden Tour

    Saturdays
    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

    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.

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  • 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.

  • Garden Tour

    Tuesdays December 30 - December 30, 2014
    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.

  • Architecture Tour

    Tuesdays December 30 - December 30, 2014
    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.

  • Collection Spotlight Talk

    Tuesday December 30, 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.

  • Exhibition Spotlight Tour

    Tuesday December 30, 2014
    12 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Explore the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy in this 30-minute tour, and learn about these monumental vases and their 19th-century restoration history and recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Collection Highlights Tour

    Tuesday December 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 Highlights Tour

    Tuesday December 30, 2014
    2 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Join a gallery educator for an hour-long tour of the exhibitions Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville and Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy. Explore how these magnificent and sometimes monumental objects provide evidence of elite behavior in both daily life and at death, and discover the history of their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk 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.

     Learn more about this event

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Monday January 12, 2015
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Ken Lapatin, associate curator of antiquities, leads a one-hour tour of the exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville, examining these fascinating pieces as evidence for elite behavior and Roman technology, and discussing their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Thursday January 15, 2015
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    David Saunders, associate curator of antiquities, leads a 45-minute tour of the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy, focusing on their ancient use in funerary ritual through their "dangerously perfect" 19th-century restoration to their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Thursday January 22, 2015
    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 January 26, 2015
    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 January 29, 2015
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    David Saunders, associate curator of antiquities, leads a 45-minute tour of the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy, focusing on their ancient use in funerary ritual through their "dangerously perfect" 19th-century restoration to their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday February 2, 2015
    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 February 5, 2015
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Ken Lapatin, associate curator of antiquities, leads a one-hour tour of the exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville, focusing on the evidence these exquisite pieces provide about elite behavior and Roman technology, as well as on their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Thursday February 12, 2015
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    David Saunders, associate curator of antiquities, leads a 45-minute tour of the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy, focusing on their ancient use in funerary ritual through their "dangerously perfect" 19th-century restoration to their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday February 16, 2015
    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 February 19, 2015
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Ken Lapatin, associate curator of antiquities, leads a one-hour tour of the exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville, focusing on the evidence these exquisite pieces provide about elite behavior and Roman technology, as well as on their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Thursday February 26, 2015
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    David Saunders, associate curator of antiquities, leads a 45-minute tour of the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy, focusing on their ancient use in funerary ritual through their "dangerously perfect" 19th-century restoration to their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Thursday March 12, 2015
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    David Saunders, associate curator of antiquities, leads a 45-minute tour of the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy, focusing on their ancient use in funerary ritual through their "dangerously perfect" 19th-century restoration to their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Thursday March 19, 2015
    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 March 26, 2015
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    David Saunders, associate curator of antiquities, leads a 45-minute tour of the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy, focusing on their ancient use in funerary ritual through their "dangerously perfect" 19th-century restoration to their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Curator's Gallery Talk

    Monday March 30, 2015
    3 pm
    Museum Galleries, Getty Villa
    Ken Lapatin, associate curator of antiquities, leads a one-hour tour of the exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville, examining these fascinating pieces as evidence for elite behavior and Roman technology, and discussing their recent conservation at the Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

  • Focus Tour: Curator's Eye

    Monday March 30, 2015
    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.

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