Getty Center, Getty Villa

Getty Center and Getty Villa Open Late This Summer

Enjoy dramatic sunsets, art, architecture, and gardens this summer at both Getty locations, which are also open July 4

Getty Center sunset

Late Getty nights are back! The Getty Center is open till 9 on Fridays and Saturdays this summer, starting May 29. The Getty Villa is open till 9 on Saturdays starting May 30, and both locations are open on July 4. Full details on our summer hours below.

Browse the galleries, see the architecture and gardens transform with the setting sun, and be part of these special programs:

Evenings, Curated

Join us for a new season of Friday Flights at the Getty Center, monthly events that mix music, art, discussion, and dance kicking off May 29. Each event is curated by an L.A. creative.

May 16 marks the return of our free outdoor music series Saturdays Off the 405, with artists including Cathedrals and Shannon and the Clams.

Getty Villa sunset

Ancient Rome by Night

The Getty Villa is open till 9 on Saturdays, a perfect time to bask in the glinty glory of Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville, featuring dazzling silver vessels, gems, and other luxury objects.

Tip: If you’re ambitious, take advantage of the “Pay Once, Park Twice” program. Visit the Getty Villa and the Getty Center the same day and pay only once for parking—a pretty good deal for 8,000 years of art.


Getty Summer Hours at a Glance

Getty Center, May 29–August 28, 2015
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Monday: Closed

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Getty Villa, May 30–August 29, 2015
Monday, Wednesday*, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed

*The Getty Villa will be closed on the following Wednesdays accommodate preparations for the annual Outdoor Classical Theater production: August 26, September 2, September 9, September 23, September 30.

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      Olympian Census #4: Aphrodite

      Get the stats on your favorite (and not-so-favorite) gods and goddesses on view at the Getty Center.

      Roman name: Venus

      Employment: Goddess of Love and Beauty

      Place of residence: Mount Olympus

      Parents: Born out of sea foam formed when Uranus’s castrated genitals were thrown into the ocean

      Marital status: Married to Hephaestus, the God of Blacksmiths, but had many lovers, both immortal and mortal

      Offspring: Aeneas, Cupid, Eros, Harmonia, Hermaphroditos, and more

      Symbol: Dove, swan, and roses

      Special talent: Being beautiful and sexy could never have been easier for this Greek goddess

      Highlights reel:

      • Zeus knew she was trouble when she walked in (Sorry, Taylor Swift) to Mount Olympus for the first time. So Zeus married Aphrodite to his son Hephaestus (Vulcan), forming the perfect “Beauty and the Beast” couple.
      • When Aphrodite and Persephone, the queen of the underworld, both fell in love with the beautiful mortal boy Adonis, Zeus gave Adonis the choice to live with one goddess for 1/3 of the year and the other for 2/3. Adonis chose to live with Aphrodite longer, only to die young.
      • Aphrodite offered Helen, the most beautiful mortal woman, to Paris, a Trojan prince, to win the Golden Apple from him over Hera and Athena. She just conveniently forgot the fact that Helen was already married. Oops. Hello, Trojan War!

      Olympian Census is a 12-part series profiling gods in art at the Getty Center.


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