May 29, 2012

Getty Announces Extended Friday Hours During the Summer

Getty Center to stay open Friday evenings in addition to Saturdays


Julie Jaskol
Getty Communications
(310) 440-7607    

J. Paul Getty Museum courtyard. © J. Paul Getty Trust

LOS ANGELES—Beginning June 1 through September 21, visitors can stroll the gardens and galleries and dine at the Getty Center until 9pm on Fridays as well as Saturdays

The extended Friday evening hours will give visitors more time to enjoy Herb Ritts: LA Style, which continues throughout most of the summer, and Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line, a major international loan exhibition of Klimt’s rarely seen drawings that opens on July 3.

In addition, the Getty Center features expanded family-focused programming throughout the summer, including Garden Concerts for Kids in August and free tours and activities each day.  Saturdays off the 405 offers a lively lineup of fresh new music, dancing and provocative gallery tours in June, July, September and October.

The Restaurant will be open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, and coffee carts will offer sandwiches, salads, snacks and drinks.  Parking, normally $15, is discounted to $10 after 5pm.  Admission is always free. For information about visiting the Getty, or to make dinner reservations at the Restaurant, go to


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The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations:  the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu.

Visiting the Getty Center
From June 1-September 23, 2012, the Getty Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed Monday and major holidays. Admission to the Getty Center is always free. Parking is $15 per car, but reduced to $10 after 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and for evening events throughout the week. No reservation is required for parking or general admission. Reservations are required for event seating and groups of 15 or more. Please call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish) for reservations and information. The TTY line for callers who are deaf or hearing impaired is (310) 440-7305. The Getty Center is at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California.

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