Opening to the public in December of 1996, the J. Paul Getty Museum houses an impressive collection of Western art dating back to the Middle Ages. Combined with remarkable architecture, lush gardens, and a spectacular view of the city, the Getty Museum provides a truly unique experience
Originally located in Malibu since 1974, the Getty Museum was moved to its current location in Brentwood; meanwhile, the Malibu location was renamed to Getty Villa. The current collection at the Getty Center includes European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts, and European and American photographs.
The Getty Center is easy to find and it’s really hard to miss once you get close. If you take the 405, you’ll want to take the Getty Center Dr exit. If the 405 is congested, and it normally is, you can exit onto Sepulveda Blvd which runs parallel to the freeway. Once you park your car, you’ll have to take a short shuttle/tram ride up to the Museum.
Admission to the Getty Center is free and no reservations are required. The only cost you’ll incur is $8 for parking.