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May 01, 2014

Getty Center And Villa Offer Extended Summer Hours


MEDIA CONTACT:           
Julie Jaskol
Getty Communications
(310) 440-7607

LOS ANGELES—Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer nights at the Getty, as both the Getty Center and Getty Villa kick off extended hours beginning May 30, 2014. Both sites will also be open for the Fourth of July holiday.

At the Getty Center

From May 30 through August 29, the Getty Center will stay open until 9 p.m. on Fridays as well as Saturdays, giving visitors another long summer evening to enjoy the art, gardens and view. This summer, exhibitions include The Scandalous Art of James Ensor, which charts James Ensor's astonishing artistic development in the decade culminating with his avant-garde masterpiece, Christ's Entry into Brussels in 1889 (1888), and Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit, a retrospective exhibition of one of the most controversial, misunderstood, and overlooked 20th century photographers. Also on view will be Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Rococo to Revolution: 18th-Century French Drawings from Los Angeles Collections, and Chivalry in the Middle Ages.

On May 30, the Getty Center launches extended Friday hours with Friday Flights, an evening that fuses music, art, discussion and dance. Each Friday Flight includes a collaboration between the Getty and a featured musician or cultural tastemaker who creates a specially curated evening inspired by an exhibition on view. The summer will also include the longstanding music series Saturdays Off the 405, making the Getty a premier destination for free evening music.

The Restaurant will be open for dinner, and the Courtyard Coffee Cart will be open until 8p.m on Friday and Saturday evenings.

At the Getty Villa

The Getty Villa will be open until 9p.m. on Saturdays from May 30 to August 23 (with the exception of July 19), offering weekend visitors more time to explore the museum’s Greek and Roman antiquities. On view through August 25, Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections features mosaics, icons, frescoes, sculpture, manuscripts, metalwork, jewelry, glass, embroideries and ceramics drawn from Greek collections. Also on view is the ongoing exhibition Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity.

The coffee cart will be open until 8p.m. and will offer sandwiches, salads, snacks and drinks.

Parking at both locations, normally $15, is discounted to $10 after 5 p.m. The extended hours also create another good opportunity to take advantage of the Getty’s “Pay Once, Park Twice” program, in which you can park at both the Getty Villa and the Center on the same day for one $15 parking fee.

Left: View of Getty Center’s Central Garden at night. Photo: Rebecca Vera-Martinez. © J. Paul Getty Trust
Right: View of Getty Villa’s Outer Peristyle at night. Photo: © J. Paul Getty Trust


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.

The J. Paul Getty Museum collects in seven distinct areas, including Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts, and photographs gathered internationally. The Museum's mission is to make the collection meaningful and attractive to a broad audience by presenting and interpreting the works of art through educational programs, special exhibitions, publications, conservation, and research.

Visiting the Getty Center
The Getty Center is open Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, with special extended Friday hours until 9:00 pm May 30-August 29. It is closed Monday and most major holidays, open on July 4. Admission to the Getty Center is always free. Parking is $15 per car, but reduced to $10 after 5 p.m. on 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.

Visiting the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with special Saturday hours until 9 p.m. May 30-August 23 (with the exception of July 19). It is closed Tuesday and most major holidays, open on July 4. 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 or at (310) 440-7300. Parking is $15 per car. Groups of 15 or more must make reservations by phone. For more information, call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish); (310) 440-7305 (TTY line for the deaf or hearing impaired). The Getty Villa is at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California.

Same-day parking at both Museum locations (Getty Center and Getty Villa) is available for $15 through the Getty's Pay Once, Park Twice program.

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