Temporary Gallery Closures

From January 2017 to spring 2018, some galleries at the Getty Villa will be closed as we reinstall the collection in a new presentation.

Part of the Outer Peristyle (the large outdoor garden) will also be closed for maintenance from spring 2017 through early 2018.

Regular hours remain daily, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., except Tuesdays, when the Villa is closed.

As always, admission is free. An advance, timed-entry ticket is required.

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Public programs and tours continue to be offered. Check the event calendar for all available programs.

If you have specific questions, please call us at (310) 440-7300 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Current Gallery Closures

Most of the galleries are open. For the most current information about gallery closures:

  • Call (310) 440-7300 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • E-mail visitorservices@getty.edu.
  • Ask at the Getty Villa Information Desk.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I see at the Villa beginning January 3?

At any given time, approximately half of the Villa’s galleries will be open. The Inner Peristyle, East Garden, Herb Garden, and parts of the Outer Peristyle will also be open.

Public programming, such as lectures and theater performances, is offered as usual during this time. Gallery, garden, and architecture tours are also available.

See the event calendar for information on all programs and tours available during your visit.

What can I do with children at the Villa?

The Family Forum is open, still on the first floor, but now in a larger space. Also see the event calendar for family-focused programs.

Can I still schedule a school visit?

Yes. Educators can still reserve visits for school groups.

Why is the collection being reinstalled?

The Getty Villa’s antiquities collection is being reinstalled to emphasize the chronology and culture of the artwork. This will provide a more complete picture of the art history of the ancient Mediterranean.

The new display will trace the chronology of the development of art in the Etruscan, Greek, and Roman cultures from the Bronze Age through the Late Roman Empire (ca. 3,000 B.C.–A.D. 600).

Read more about the reasons for the reinstallation and ask a question on The Iris >>

Why is the pool in the Outer Peristyle closed?

The Outer Peristyle pool is undergoing maintenance. For visitors’ safety, most of the Outer Peristyle garden will be closed from spring 2017 through early 2018.

Do I still need to reserve a ticket?

Yes. You must reserve an advance, timed-entry tickets before your visit.

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When will the Villa reopen completely?

The Villa will fully reopen in spring 2018.

Are galleries at the Getty Center also closing?

No; the Getty Center is open as usual and is unaffected by changes at the Villa.