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December 07, 2010

Getty Offers Holiday Schedule of Activities for Families

Getty Center and Getty Villa increase family programming over the holidays

LOS ANGELES—The whole family can enjoy an artistic holiday at the Getty, with stepped-up schedules of family-focused activities during the holidays.

At the Getty Center, join Family Art Stops and get up close and personal with a single work of art in a half-hour, hands-on gallery experience geared for families with children ages 5 and up. From December 21 through December 31, this free activity is offered every day at 2:00 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m., except for Monday, when the Getty Center is closed. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Don’t miss the Family Room, open daily for drop-in, hands-on activities highlighting the Getty Center’s collection.

For a creative break from the holiday routine, bring the family to Family Drawing Hour at the Getty Center on Saturday, December 18, at 3:30 p.m. In this free one-hour drawing workshop, families will draw human figures—and each other—in poses inspired by works from the Getty Museums collection. Space is limited; sign-ups begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Museum Information Desk.

From December 22 through December 31, the Getty Villa offers daily Art Odyssey for Familiesa 45-minute activity-filled journey through the galleries for families with children ages 5 and older. Sign up at the Tour Meeting Place 15 minutes before the tour begins. También ofrecida en español. Art Odyssey will be offered weekdays at 11 a.m. (except Tuesdays, when the Villa is closed) and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The Family Forum is also open every day except Tuesday for drop-in hands-on play and engagement for young and old.

Both the Getty Center and Getty Villa are closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, but open during regular business hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Julie Jaskol
Getty Communications
(310) 440-7607
jjaskol@getty.edu
 

About the Getty:

The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that features the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Research Institute. 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.

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Visiting the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Tuesday and major holidays. Admission to the Getty Villa is always free. A ticket is required for admission. Tickets can be ordered in advance, or on the day of your visit, at www.getty.edu/visit or at (310) 440-7300. Parking is $15 per car, but $10 after 5 p.m. for evening events. Reservations are required for groups of 15 or more. For more information, call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish). The TTY line for callers who are deaf or hearing impaired is (310) 440-7305. The Getty Villa is at located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California.

Visiting the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Tuesday and major holidays. Admission to the Getty Villa is always free. A ticket is required for admission. Tickets can be ordered in advance, or on the day of your visit, at www.getty.edu/visit or at (310) 440-7300. Through November 20, 2011, parking is free after 5 p.m. on Saturdays and for evening events. Beginning November 21, 2011, parking is $10 after 5 p.m. on Saturdays and for evening events. Reservations are required for groups of 15 or more. For more information, call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish). The TTY line for callers who are deaf or hearing impaired is (310) 440-7305. The Getty Villa is at located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California.

 

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