Bringing the cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria to life, The Getty Villa is an experiential pathway to the past through art, theater and education. The Getty Villa houses the J. Paul Getty Museum’s extensive collection of Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities featuring more than 44,000 objects. Geared towards all ages including students and scholars, specialized professionals and general audiences, The Getty Villa is modeled after the Villa dei Papiri, a first-century Roman country house. Guests will enjoy the sunlit environment, artistic mosaic floors and colorful trompe l’oeil walls and paintings. The Villa’s gardens and grounds are lush as well as fragrant.
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Tucked along the coastal mountains steps away from the Pacific Ocean, the Getty Villa is a thriving museum hosting exhibitions, installations and public programs. The Villa continues to welcome visitors from all over the world to explore the permanent collections and exhibits, as well as invite guests to enjoy special programs and displays. The Villa makes a wonderful effort to host students and teachers from kindergarten to high school and features family/kid-friendly programs throughout the year. Entrance into the Villa is always free. Parking is $15 per car, $10 after 3 p.m. The museum is open Wednesday through Monday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Tuesdays.
Dates: March 30, 2016–January 1, 2018
Are you a fan of mosaics? The Getty Villa is featuring ancient mosaics from the 2nd – 6th centuries A.D. These ancient mosaics decorated some of the mansions of the times, as well as public buildings in the Roman Empire. Mosaics from places such as Italy, North Africa, Southern France, Turkey and Syria were all recovered from archeological digs, and help give us a look into the architecture of the time.
Dates: October 8, 2010 – March 29, 2017
From the collection of Erwin Oppenländer, The Getty Villa brings over 180 ancient glass pieces to the Getty Villa until March of 2017. Acquired in 2003, the collection is important for its cultural reach and its importance in time. Works included were made in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Greek world, and the Roman Empire, and they encompass the entire timeframe of glass production in ancient times.