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.