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Art Museum

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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Phone: (310) 440-7300
Fax: (310) 440-7722

James Cuno Director

Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5:30pm; Saturday, 10am-9pm.

Admission Price:
Parking is $15, admission is always free


September 26, 2016 - December 31, 2018
J. Paul Getty Life and Legacy
Permanent Installation, Ongoing
Exhibit includes objects that Getty collected personally, and a digital interactive experience that visitors can use to learn about his life, business dealings, and establishment of the Trust and the Museum.
May 24, 2017 - December 31, 2018
Greek and Roman Sculpture from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art
May 24, 2016—Ongoing
Discovered in Italy in the mid-18th century, the torso was recognized as the god of wine by the skin stretched tautly across its chest. In the mid-20th century, the torso came to adorn the garden of Montecito, California collector Wright S. Ludington.
December 12, 2017 - May 6, 2018
20 Photographs of the Getty Museum, 1997
As the Center celebrates its twentieth anniversary, this exhibit features behind-the-scenes views of galleries as objects from Getty’s painting, sculpture, and decorative arts collections were being installed in the Museum for the first time.
January 16, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Pastels in Pieces
Disguising seams led to new techniques and opportunities for image manipulation. This installation, which pairs each pastel with a map of its constituent sheets, encourages visitors to consider how these works were created.
January 17, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Michelangelo to Degas
Major New Acquisitions
Featuring work by many of the most celebrated draftsmen in the history of European art, including Michelangelo, Andrea del Sarto, Domenico Tiepolo, Goya, and Degas.
January 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019
A Queen's Treasure from Versailles: Marie-Antoinette's Japanese Lacquer
Precious examples of Japanese lacquer from the personal collection Marie-Antoinette. Her collection of small lacquer boxes was one of the finest assembled in Europe, and she considered them to be among her most cherished possessions.
February 6, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions
Drawn from materials in the Harald Szeemann Archive at the Getty Research Institute, the exhibition is structured as a surprising series of thematic interests: avant-gardes, utopias and visionaries, geographies, and grandfathers.
February 27, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography
Interaction with paper plays an integral role in the practice of many photographers working today. The exhibition features works by Thomas Demand, Christiane Feser, Daniel Gordon, Soo Kim, Matt Lipps, and Christopher Russell.
February 27, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Paper Promises: Early American Photography
The exhibition demonstrates the importance of photographic reproduction in shaping and circulating perceptions of America and its people during a critical period of political tension and territorial expansion.
March 13, 2018 - June 24, 2018
Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India
This exhibition reveals how contact with Mughal art inspired Rembrandt to draw in an entirely different, refined style prompted by his curiosity for a foreign culture.
March 27, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World
This major international loan exhibition explores the artistic interplay between these cultures from the Bronze Age to Roman times (2000 BC–AD 300).


European Paintings, Decorative Arts, Old Master Drawings, Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, 19th & 20th Century American & European Photographs

New Galleries for Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Through December 2014.


Harald Szeemann
Getty Center, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, California - ICA LA, Los Angeles, California
Review by Jody Zellen
Harald Szeemann was one of the world's key curators in the 1960s and 70s, effectively launching a new era of a

Past Editorial

Harald Szeemann
Robert Polidori
David Hockney
“Illuminating Women in the Medieval World”
Jane and Louise Wilson; “Concrete Poetry, Words and Sounds in Graphic Space”
Richard Learoyd
The Art of Alchemy
"Cave Temples of Dunhuang"
Ishiuchi Miyako
JMW Turner
“World War I: War of Images, Images of War"
James Ensor
Canterbury & St. Albans
Abelardo Morrell
Heaven, Hell and Dying Well
''Gods of Angkor''
Frederick H. Evans / 'Urban Panoramas'
Irving Penn
Jo Anne Callis
Walls of Algiers


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