7,000 years of ancient art, from the end of the Stone Age to the fall of the Roman Empire, are covered in the permanent collection. Of the approximately 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, more than 1,200 works are on permanent view in 23 galleries, with five additional galleries for temporary exhibitions. The collection contains monumental sculptures as well as artifacts of everyday life.
The permanent collection galleries, which previously were organized thematically, have recently been recast, now providing a chronological experience of the march of art history, considering changes in the context of what went before.
The Getty Villa is modeled after a first-century Roman country house. Gardens are integral to the setting, as they were in the ancient Roman home. Tours of the collection, the architecture and the gardens are available.
An advance timed-entry ticket is required.
Masterful relief sculptures on special loan from the British Museum, London