July 02, 2019

The Getty Offers Free Music and Art-Making Activities for the Entire Family this Summer

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Valerie Tate
(310) 440 -6861
Getty Communications





LOS ANGELES—Enjoy a full schedule of FREE family-focused activities from July through September at the Getty Center and Getty Villa.

At the Getty Center
Join us in July to create your own medieval beast at the pop-up print lab Build-a-Beast, with artists Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari from Mobile Arts Platform. Explore screen and block printing to make real or imaginary animals roam and soar across the page. This summer program complements the exhibition Book of Beats: The Bestiary in the Medieval World.

Sunday, July 14 from 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 16 from11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 from 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 11 from 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 13 from 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 17, from 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

This August, the Central Garden fills with music on the weekends with Garden Concerts for Kids, a free outdoor music series for kids and their families featuring some of the best children’s musical artists from across the nation. This season’s line-up features the folk sounds of Elena Moon Park and Friends on August 3 and 4, GRAMMY Award-winning group the Okee Dokee Brothers on August 10 and 11, and the whimsical beats of The Lucky Band on August 17 and 18. All concerts begin at 4:00 p.m., and take place in the Central Garden.

Harness the power of the sun at the Fun in the Sun: Photography Workshop to make one-of-a-kind photographic prints—called cyanotypes—by arranging flowers, leaves, letters, stencils and more on light-sensitive fabric. Each sun-soaked print makes a unique and surprising keepsake. This program complements the exhibition In Focus: The Camera.

Fun in the Sun: Photography Workshop
Sunday, September 15 from 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 22 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Presented by the Getty Research Institute in conjunction with Bauhaus 100, A Colorful Afternoon: Cornelia Funke’s Adventures Through the Bauhaus is on September 29 at 2:00 p.m. Award-winning children’s author Cornelia Funke reads her latest Getty story featuring the pirate and ghost William Dampier, who protects the Getty Center from other ghosts and spirits. This afternoon storytelling adventure is followed by a reception, children’s craft project, and tour of Bauhaus Beginnings.

At the Getty Villa
Ancient Roman artists worked together to create incredible mosaic floors from pieces of marble and glass. Discover this enduring art form at Making Mosaics Brick by Brick using the familiar material of colorful bricks. Build alongside brick artist Andy Bauch to recreate mosaics inspired by the Getty Villa’s collection.

Mosaics Brick by Brick
Saturday, July 13 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 3 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 10 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 17 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


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The J. Paul Getty Museum collects Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts to 1900, as well as photographs from around the world to the present day. The Museum’s mission is to display and interpret its collections, and present important loan exhibitions and publications for the enjoyment and education of visitors locally and internationally. This is supported by an active program of research, conservation, and public programs that seek to deepen our knowledge of and connection to works of art.

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. Admission to the Getty Center is always free. Parking rates vary. 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. It is closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, December 25 (Christmas Day), and January 1.

Admission to the Getty Villa is always free, but 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 rates vary. 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.

Same-day parking at both Museum locations (Getty Center and Getty Villa) is available for one fee through the Getty’s Pay Once, Park Twice program. Visit the Museum Information Desk at the Center or the Villa to obtain a coupon good for same-day complimentary parking at the other site.

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