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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.
September 16, 2017 - January 28, 2018
Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas
"A knockout" —The New York Times
A major international loan exhibition featuring more than 300 masterpieces, traces the development of luxury arts in the Americas from about 1000 BC to the arrival of Europeans in the early sixteenth century.
September 16, 2017 - February 11, 2018
Making ART Concrete
Getty Institute experts, in collaboration with the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, examine the formal strategies and material choices of avant-garde painters and sculptors associated with the Concrete art movement in Argentina and Brazil.
September 16, 2017 - January 28, 2018
Photography in Argentina, 1850-2010: Contradiction and Continuity
This exhibit is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.
November 21, 2017 - February 18, 2018
Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Galleria Borghese
This exhibition celebrates the launch of the Caravaggio Research Institute, an international project on the artist originating from the collection of the Galleria Borghese.
December 12, 2017 - February 11, 2018
finding FORM
Line by line and layer by layer, artists conjure three-dimensional worlds from two-dimensional sheets of paper.
Selecting from an array of media and techniques—hatched ink lines, varying densities of wash, white chalk highlights—they generate an arresting sense of presence.
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.
January 30, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Outcasts: Prejudice and Persecution in the Medieval World
Medieval manuscripts preserve stories of faith, romance, and knowledge, but their luxurious illuminations can reveal disturbing narratives as well.
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.


David Hockney
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
Recommendation by Diane Calder

Past Editorial

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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