The Getty Center

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Visit Los AngelesGetty Center to experience art, architecture, and history. Admission to this cultural hub is always free! The museum showcases a spectacular display of European and American pieces by era in addition to its many thoughtful exhibitions. The museum building itself is a masterpiece, as the Getty Center intertwines the modern design of architect Richard Meier with beautiful gardens, open spaces, and breathtaking views Los Angeles.

Current Exhibitions:

  • The Art of Alchemy: Artworks from across the globe demonstrate how alchemy, a mysterious mix of science and spirituality, impacted artistic practice and expression throughout the ages
  • Alchemy of Color: Manuscripts highlighting the manufacture of pigments and imitation gold used by early book illuminators.
  • Degas: Russian Dancers and the Art of Pastel: One of Degas's great late works, Russian Dancers (circa 1899), is presently on loan to the Getty.
  • Drawing: The Art of Change: This exhibit reveals the crucial role that revision plays in the creative process of drawing.
  • Fashionable Likeness: Pastel Portraits in 18th-Century Britain: This focused installation features works from the Museum's collection and two exceptional private loans, and as they work together to explore the world of pastel portraiture in eighteenth-century Britain.
  • Giovanni di Paolo: A display of the manuscript illuminator’s and panel painter’s masterful techniques with gold
  • Greek and Roman Sculpture: Drawn from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s superb collection, this installation features a selection of marble and bronze works.
  • J. Paul Getty: The life and legacy of the art collector and businessman who used his fortune to create an institution dedicated to the arts
  • The Life of Art: Interact with four objects from the Museum's decorative arts collection.
  • Photography in France, 1847-1860: This exhibition features the work of four photographers who were integral to the development of paper photography: Édouard Baldus, Gustave Le Gray, Henri Le Secq, and Charles Nègre.
  • Recent Acquisitions in Focus: Multi-part photographic works by four artists juxtapose images of people, places, and things
  • Richard Learoyd: Experience a contemplative mood and memorizing detail in the large-scale color photographs of Richard Learoyd.


  • Architecture Tour: Daily at 10:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
  • Garden Tour: Daily at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

The Getty Center is open from Tuesday to Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach is about a half hour drive to The Getty Center.