Medieval Exhibit at J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles California

The J. Paul Getty Museum is hosting an exhibit on loan from the Cleveland Musuem of Art until January 20. The exhibit is part of one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of early Christian, Byzantine, and medieval European art in the world. It includes rare examples of decorative works of gold and silver, armor, carved ivories, enamels, sculpture, paintings, and illuminated manuscripts from the third through the 16th centuries.

J. Paul Getty Museum
Neighborhood: Brentwood
1200 Getty Center Dr.
Los Angeles, Ca 90049
310-440-6810

The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles houses pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs. A small selection of Greek and Roman antiquities can be seen in the Classical Connections gallery in the North Pavilion.

The Getty Entrance Hall. Going up the stairs from where you get off the tram. AntyDiluvian -  This photo is public

Admission
Admission to the Getty Center is FREE—no tickets or reservations required for general admission. Parking is $8.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday–Thursday and Sunday
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday
10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Closed Monday and on January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving, and December 25.

Getting There:
Parking – There is Parking On Site and Paid Lot. Parking is $8.
Public Transportation – Metro Rapid Line 761 or call (800) COMMUTE

Garden Terrace Cafe
Smaller cafe offering coffee, lunch, and snacks in an outdoor setting overlooking the Central Garden.

Hours
Tuesday–Thursday: 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00–5:30 p.m.

The Getty Center’s Garden Terrace Cafe overlooks the museum’s Central Garden and the Los Angeles skyline. AntyDiluvian - This photo is public

Restaurant at the Getty Center

Neighborhood: Brentwood
1200 Getty Center Dr.
Los Angeles, Ca 90049
310-440-6810

The Restaurant at the Getty Center is located atop the hills surrounding Brentwood offering a magnificient view of the Los Angeles Skyline. The Restaurant at the Getty Center is inside the Getty Center museum complex. Classic California-Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of class. The perfect place to enjoy the views and get away from the crowds.

Lunch Hours
Tuesday–Saturday: 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Dinner Hours
Friday and Saturday: 5:00–9:00 p.m.

Reservations are recommended. Call (310) 440-6810. Limited same-day reservations may be available at the door or at the Museum Information Desk.

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Kourtney Kardashian Calabasas California Home for Sale

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