Visitors enjoy an architecture tour at the Getty Center
Discover the Museum's historic collection and the Getty Center's architecture and gardens by participating in a rich selection of engaging talks and tours that bring the Getty Center's unique setting and the visual arts to life.


Architecture Tours
45-minute tours of the Getty Center site and architecture.
Tuesdays–Sundays at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Garden Tours
45-minute tours of the grounds and Central Garden.
Tuesdays–Sundays at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Collection Highlights Tour
This one-hour tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Meet at the Information Desk.
Tuesdays–Sundays at 11:15 a.m., 1:00, and 2:15 p.m. with additional tours on Saturday and Sunday at 12:15 p.m., additional tours on Saturday at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.

Focus Tour: Era of Impressionism
Explore the Getty's collection of 19th-century paintings by artists such as Millet, Monet, and Van Gogh in this one-hour tour. Meet at the Information Desk.
Tuesdays–Sundays at 1:15 and 2:00 p.m. with additional tours on Saturday at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Focus Tour: Fit For A King
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 at the Information Desk.
Tuesdays–Sundays at 12:45 p.m. with additional tour on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Focus Tour: Go for Baroque
Explore the Getty's rich collection of 17th-century painting and sculpture by masters such as Rubens, Rembrandt, and Bernini in this 50-minute tour. Meet at the Information Desk.
Tuesdays–Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

Focus Tour: Renaissance
This 30-minute tour introduces key examples of Renaissance art in the Getty collection. Meet at the Information Desk.
Tuesdays–Sundays at 11:45 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays

The Life and Legacy of J. Paul Getty
In this 30-minute tour, gain insight into the life and work of avid art collector, ambitious businessman, and museum founder J. Paul Getty (1892–1976), who dedicated his fortune to create "a museum, gallery of art and library for the diffusion of artistic and general knowledge." Meet under the stairs in the Entrance Hall. Sign-up begins 30-minutes prior to the tour at the Information Desk.
Tuesdays–Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Exhibition Spotlights:
Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs

Tuesdays–Sundays at 11:30 a.m., 2:45 p.m., and 4:15 p.m. on Saturdays
Museum Acquisitions 2019: Director's Choice
Tuesdays–Sundays at 12:15 p.m.
15-minute in-depth gallery talks about a single work of art.

See our current offerings and learn more about Spotlight of the Week.

Curator's and Conservator's Gallery Talks
Curators and conservators present their perspectives on special exhibitions, recent acquisitions, and significant objects on loan to the Museum.

Offered monthly; check our event calendar for current offerings.

See all upcoming talks and tours on our event calendar.