May 08, 2013

Getty Gears Up for Extended Friday Hours During the Summer

Getty Center to stay open until 9 p.m. on Fridays as well as Saturdays, adds Friday Flights to its roster of evening events

May 24–August 30, 2013


Julie Jaskol
Getty Communications
(310) 440-7607

View of Getty Center’s Central Garden at night (Photo: Rebecca Vera-Martinez). © J. Paul Getty Trust

LOS ANGELES—Launch your summer in style as the Getty Center kicks off extended Friday hours on Friday, May 24, the beginning of Memorial Day Weekend.

From May 24 through August 30, 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 Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990 and In Focus: Ed Ruscha, two explorations of Los Angeles’ built landscape as part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.  Also on view this summer will be Japan’s Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto, The Poetry of Paper and Gardens of the Renaissance.

The Restaurant will be open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, and the Courtyard Coffee Cart will offer sandwiches, salads, snacks and drinks.

Parking, normally $15, is discounted to $10 after 5 p.m.
  The extended Friday hours 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. 

On May 24, the Getty kicks off its extended Friday hours with a new program of music, food and fun called
Friday Flights, featuring cult-film screenings, DJs, dance lessons, and tapas.  Inspired by the exhibition Japan’s Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto, May 24’s inaugural Friday Flights will feature the Asian dance pop and indie rock of DJ Greg Hignight, co-founder of nightlife powerhouse Tune in Tokyo. Collaborating with Hignight is hip hop artist Jason Chong, who will teach his J-pop moves to the rhythm of the latest global beats. Visitors can also sip on Japanese-inspired cocktails and get their cult classic fix with a screening of the original Godzilla.  Friday Flights takes off at 6 p.m. on May 24, and again on June 28 and July 19.  Friday Flights joins the Getty’s longstanding music series Saturdays off the 405, making the Getty a premier destination for free music in the evening this summer.

Admission is always free at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. 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.

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
From May 24–August 30, 2013
, 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. 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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