Affiliated with the Getty Center in Los Angeles, this Pacific Palisades outpost focuses on the arts of ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria. The permanent collection includes 44,000 antiquities. At any time, approximately 1,200 works are displayed in the institute’s 23 galleries. The objects date from 6500 BC to 400 AD. Special exhibitions also change regularly and have recently included Aztec art, ancient glassmaking, and Roman Ephebe from Naples.
Getty Villa Malibu Information
- Public Transportation: Very good (Metro Bus 534 stops directly across from the Getty Villa entrance). Note: Passengers exiting at PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) and Coastline Drive to visit the Getty Villa must have their admission ticket hole-punched by the driver before exiting the bus in order to enter
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Hours: Thursday–Monday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., closed Tuesday and Wednesday
- Admission: Free. An advance timed ticket is required. Each Villa ticket allows you to bring up to three children ages 15 and under with you in one car. This doesn’t apply to tickets for events, such as lectures and performances. Parking is $15 per car, free after 5 p.m.
- Tours: Free. Orientation Tours are 45-minute overviews of the Villa and its history, renovation, and mission, Thursday–Monday at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Getty Villa Architecture and Gardens Tours are 45-minute tours of the site and its architecture and gardens, Thursday–Monday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Spotlight Talks are 20-minute discussions of a single object, Monday, Thursday, and Friday at 11 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Collection Highlights tours are one-hour overviews of major works in the museum, Monday, Thursday, and Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. Focus Tours are one-hour thematic tours of the collection and exhibitions, Thursday–Monday at 3 p.m.
- Audio Tours: Free
- Membership: Not available, as the entire museum is funded by the Getty Foundation.