On Tuesday, May 25, the Getty Center opened its doors to the public for the first time in 14 months.
Guests debarked the tram to find a waiting and refreshed Getty Center Museum. New gingko trees grow on the plaza, the galleries have undergone a yearlong deep clean, and new exhibitions welcomed visitors on a picturesque, sunny day.
On view are Lucretia, a work by the most celebrated woman painter of the 17th century at the height of her expressive powers, and four new exhibitions: Photo Flux: Unshuttering L.A.; Power, Justice and Tyranny in the Middle Ages; Artists as Collectors; and Silk & Swan Feathers: A Luxurious 18th-Century Armchair.
Visitors enjoyed the special feeling of being back at the Getty Center and were able to walk through the gardens, explore the architecture, and see the paintings, photographs, and sculpture with fellow art lovers once more.
“We are grateful for the support of the community, and glad that people have continued to engage with us online throughout this long year. My thanks also go to our staff, who have been hard at work preparing for a safe reopening,” said Jim Cuno, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust. “We hope to increase capacity in the coming weeks and months as we are able.”
Eager to visit the reopened Getty? You can make free advance reservations for the Getty Center online. And before you visit, be sure to download the new Getty Guide app, which replaces shared audio devices (bring your headphones) and read our updated COVID-19 safety measures.
When will the Restaurant at the Getty center reopen?
Hi! Thanks for your interest in the restaurant. We don’t have a firm reopening date yet. But please subscribe to our Get Inspired email newsletter for updates about all things Getty. You can do that here: https://subscriptions.getty.edu/
Is any food service open by 6/9 at the Getty?
Yes, there is food at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.
I brought my sister to visit the Getty and the Getty Villa for her first time. We had a wonderful two- day visit and tried to explore every corner but two days is not enough! I’m sharing my photos on Facebook with my friends and they are all very excited to make the Trek to LA and explore the Museum’s themselves.
Hi. Are you currently conducting the architecture tour or the tour of the gardens? This is for a visit on July 7. Please let me know, thank you
We haven’t reinstated guided tours yet. Feel free to check back in closer to your visit. You can always email VisitorServices@getty.edu