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May 13, 2015

Getty Announces Summer Hours and Slate of Events

Enjoy Friday Flights, Saturdays Off the 405, Garden Concerts for Kids, and a full schedule of talks, classes, and tours this summer


Valerie Tate
Getty Communications
(310) 440-6861


LOS ANGELES – The Getty is gearing up for summer with extended evening hours and a full schedule of events.

Starting May 29, the Getty Center will remain open until 9:00 p.m. on Friday evenings—in addition to Saturday evenings—giving visitors two nights a week to enjoy the galleries, gardens, and views of the sun setting over the city.

Beginning May 30, the Getty Villa will stay open until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday evenings, creating an opportunity to linger in the galleries, and enjoy twilight in the gardens.

Both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa will be open on July 4, 2015 until 9:00 p.m.

And parking at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa is $10 after 5:00 p.m., a $5 discount from the daytime rate of $15. The longer evening hours on Fridays and Saturdays also create perfect opportunities to get same-day parking at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa for one $15 fee, taking advantage of the “Pay Once, Park Twice” program.

As if the sunset, breathtaking art, and discounted parking weren’t enough, the Getty also offers afull schedule of outdoor concerts and events beginning in May.

Saturdays Off the 405

Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city at the Getty Center’s signature Saturdays Off the 405, featuring performances by your soon-to-be favorite bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night.


Saturdays Off the 405 kicks off on May 16 at 6:00 p.m. with Cathedrals, a San Francisco duo that simultaneously echoes Swedish pop, nineties trip-hop, and indie dreamwave with deeply soulful R&B-rooted vocals by Brodie Jenkins and Johnny Hwin’s styled and intense beats.

Shannon and the Clams
On June 20, Shannon and the Clams inject a cocktail of gritty garage-punk mixed with the weirdness of mid- 60s psychedelia into the familiar sounds of doo-wop and rockabilly Americana. It’s a bit like tuning in to your favorite oldies radio station, only to find it possessed by a bizarre ghost of the counterculture era.

Mark your calendar—other dates for Saturdays Off the 405 are July 11, July 25, August 22, and September 19, with performers to be announced.

Friday Flights

Friday Flights brings together a network of Los Angeles-based musicians, visual artists, and creative thinkers for a vibrant evening of sounds and sights. Each session is hosted by artists whose work blurs the worlds of music and contemporary art. They bring together a range of creative collaborators to create an evening that is anything BUT a conventional concert.

Clockwise: Total Freedom, Photo by Sam Clarke; Lucky Dragons, Photo by Amanda Kirkpatric; Ducktails, Photo by Shawn Brackbill; YACHT photo by Ricky Tompkins.

Friday Flights kicks off on May 29 with an evening hosted by Total Freedom, a DJ, producer, and infamous party-maker, whose work has often surfaced in collaborations with contemporary artists like Ryan Trecartin. He is currently included in the New Museum’s 2015 Triennial, Surround Audience, a major exhibition of early-career artists which opened earlier this year in New York.

Friday Flights on June 26 features experimental art-band Lucky Dragons; July 24 is hosted by Ducktails, the solo project of Matt Mondanile, guitarist for indie headliners Real Estate; and August 28 is hosted by 5 Every Day, the L.A.-centric culture app created by dance band YACHT.

Garden Concerts for Kids

Bring a picnic and spread out on the lawn for Garden Concert for Kids, a joyous opportunity to dance and sing along to music that’s too good just for kids. Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards kick it off on August 1 and 2, enchanting children and grown-ups with joyful original music inspired by traditional New Orleans jazz culture. On August 8 and 9, Lisa Loeb channels her wit, wacky humor, and sparkling creativity into children’s music with creative sing-along fun. On August 15 and 16, Seattle rockers The Not Its take the stage with their signature pink and black tutus and skinny ties to perform their bouncy pop and punk rock, giving kids their first “rock show” experience. All Garden Concerts take place 4:00–5:30 p.m.

Family Activities

In addition, the Getty offers summertime events for families at both the Center and the Villa. Join Saturday Art Adventures for Families at the Getty Center and Art Odysseys for Families at the Getty Villa. Stop by ArtQuest! at the Villa to learn how herbs and plants were used in antiquity as seasonings, scents, and medicines. Family Art Stops, Family Drawing Hour, Art Lab and Museum Game Zone are all up and running during the summer, offering new ways to enjoy art and the museum as a family.

Talks, Tours, Courses, and More

Tours are offered every day at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa, and talks and courses are plentiful. Create perfumes popular in 18th-century France, cook for a feast in Roman Gaul, or create a nature journal in the Central Garden.

Getty360 App

The Getty has made it easier than ever to see what’s going on with Getty 360, a new way to explore Getty programs at home or from your mobile device. Visit or download the Getty360 app. You can scan the schedule and keep up to date with events at the Getty all summer long – surround yourself with inspiration with Getty360.
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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.

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 p.m. May 29–September 4. 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 extended Saturday hours until 9 p.m. May 30–August 29. 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.

Additional information is available at

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