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Free Hours at L.A. Museums (PDF, 269 KB)
Art Platform – Los Angeles
A + D Museum
Autry National Center
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Hammer Museum
Huntington Library
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles Public Library
MAK Center for Art & Architecture
Museum of Latin American Art
Natural History Museum
Norton Simon Museum
Orange County Museum of Art
Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Skirball Cultural Center
October 28, 2013
Getty Center closed.
October 28, 2013
Tours and Gallery Talks
Getty Villa Outer Peristyle
Garden Tour
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.

Getty Villa Inner Peristyle
Architecture Tour
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
Daily through December 30, 2013
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 December 30, 2013
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.

Molten Color
Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity

Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

In 2003, the J. Paul Getty Museum acquired a collection of over 350 pieces of ancient glass, formerly owned by Erwin Oppenländer. The works on view in Molten Color are remarkable for their high quality, their chronological breadth, and the glassmaking techniques illustrated by their manufacture. The vessels are accompanied by text and videos illustrating ancient glassmaking techniques.

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Relief with Antiochos and Herakles
Relief with Antiochos and Herakles
Daily through May 4, 2015

Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

On loan from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, a stele honoring Prokleides, a military officer in the Athenian army, is on view at the Getty Villa in a gallery (208) devoted to Religious Offerings. Carved in relief above a public decree are figures of Antiochos, the mythical founder of the tribe Antiochis, and his father, the Greek hero Herakles.

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Cyrus Cylinder
The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning
Daily through December 2, 2013

Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

Found in 1879, the Cyrus Cylinder is among the most iconic discoveries from the ancient world, with a legacy that resounds to this day. A clay cylinder inscribed with cuneiform script, it records the conquest of Babylon in 539 B.C. by the Persian king Cyrus the Great. The text proclaims that Cyrus restored religious practices and allowed exiled peoples to return home. In doing so, it bears witness to the multiethnic nature of the Achaemenid Empire, which introduced innovative forms of writing, religion, and luxury goods to the Near East. This exhibition is organized by the British Museum in partnership with the Iran Heritage Foundation and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, in collaboration with the J. Paul Getty Museum. The Los Angeles presentation is made possible by the generosity of Farhang Foundation.

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Tiberius: Portrait of an Emperor
Daily through March 3, 2014

Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

Buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79, an over-life-size bronze statue of Tiberius (ruled A.D. 14–37) was discovered in 1741, during the first years of excavation at Herculaneum. The subject of a recent conservation project at the Getty Villa, the sculpture—on loan from Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples—provides the occasion to explore Tiberius's character and career. Through twists of fate and familial circumstance, he succeeded Augustus to become Rome's second emperor. Yet, ill at ease with his position, he famously removed himself to the island of Capri for the final decade of his reign. This exhibition has been co-organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples.

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