Brentwood News
Pay Once Park Twice At The Getty
By Sami Mello
Mar 26, 2013 - 1:29:13 PM

BRENTWOODThe Getty Center and Villa has announced a new option for eager museum-goers that allows them to visit both sites for one, flat-rate parking fee.

The new “Pay Once, Park Twice” program makes it possible for visitors to view both museum collections on the same day for $15. Visitors obtain coupons from the information desks located at either site which allow them to park at both facilities, all day.

The Getty Center. Photo courtesy of Facebook.

The Getty Villa in Malibu and the Getty Center in Brentwood are less than 15 miles apart, making inter-museum travel a convenient option. However, the offer does not work on Mondays when the Center is closed or Tuesdays when the Villa is closed. Normal hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with hours extended to 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Both the Center and the Villa present a variety of public exhibits and activities. The Getty Center displays an enormous selection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the modern. This permanent collection contains pre-20th century paintings, drawings, manuscripts and sculptures.  

There are five exhibition pavilions at the Getty Center all containing a vast array of historical art: Baroque,  Neoclassical, Romantic-era, medieval and Renaissance art.

The Getty Center also has a dedicated changing exhibition circuit. Currently on display until April 14, “The Farewell to Surrealism” collection offers a glimpse into the minds of three Parisian artists who exiled themselves in Mexico City in the 1940s to evade the horrors of World War II.  

This collection highlights surrealist art as it made its transition into abstract expressionism. Artists Wolfgang Paalen, Alice Rahon and Eva Sulzer combined pre-Columbian, indigenous objects of the Pacific Northwest with imagery from physics, mathematics and geometry, to create abstract works.

Inside the Getty Villa, visitors will find the space dedicated to the art
and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria. The collection is filled with artifacts, some as old as 6,500 B.C. Also on exhibit is the statue of the “Victorious Youth,” a life-size, bronze sculpture of a Greek Olympic victor.
The Getty Villa. Photo courtesy of Facebook.

The Villa also houses the Oppenländer Collection, notable for containing over 180 ancient glass objects. This glass art collection documents the origins of glass-making and features examples of different glass-making techniques, such as: casting, mold blowing, core forming and mosaic.

Both the Getty Center and villa also host a variety of concerts, theatrical performances, films and lectures. The education department at the Center also offers a handful of programs for children and adults, aimed at teaching art appreciation.

For more information on how to visit the Getty Center and the Getty Villa,
call (310) 440-7300 or visit

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