Most of us have visited the Getty Center, but did you know the Center has a sister museum in Malibu and owes its existence to her?
Opened in 1974, the Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.
In both its art collection and setting, the Getty villa reflects antiquities enduring inspiration. It celebrates the famed architecture of Italy’s bay of Naples. Symbolized in the form of an archeological site and as the ancient Romans may have envisioned their ideal surroundings.
Over the years the collections grew to include a conservation institute, a research institute, and educational programs. To house these growing activities, the Getty Center was built.
While visiting the Villa learn about:
- Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities arranged by themes including Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos and the Theater, and Stories of the Trojan War.
- Roman-inspired architecture and gardens.
Admission to the Getty Villa is always FREE; an advance, timed-entry ticket is required. Parking is $15.
Watch this film to learn the history, collections, and setting of the Villa.
For exhibitions and events including performances, lectures, and free family programs, check out their event calendar.
“The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.”
– J. Paul Getty
WHAT: The Getty Villa
WHEN: Wednesday – Monday | 10 am – 5 pm
WHERE: 17985 Pacific Coast Highway | Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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