Private tour

Los Angeles: Demystifying Art at the Getty Center

Activity provider: Quick Culture LA

Los Angeles: Demystifying Art at the Getty Center

Activity provider: Quick Culture LA

From US$ 150 per group up to 6

Explore the highlights of the museum’s permanent collection in this private, guided tour that demystifies works of art representing different time periods from da Vinci to Van Gogh.

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Duration 1 - 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Journey through time with art from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century
  • Marvel at stunning panoramic views of Los Angeles and relax in charming gardens
  • Learn the life stories of the famous artists whose works are in the Getty Center
  • See works by Da Vinci, Degas, Monet, and Rembrandt with an art historian guide
  • Be amazed by the unfamiliar, informed of unknown facts and entertained!
Full description

Explore one of Los Angeles' top sights with an art historian on a guided tour. Visit the Getty Center Museum and see works by Rembrandt, Titian, Da Vinci, and Cezanne.

Meet your guide outside the Getty Museum and prepare to journey through time. Before you start your tour, let your guide know if you want to focus on a specific art period or want to see the highlights.

Stroll through the impressive art collection, from illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, and sculptures, to decorative arts. See paintings from Middle Ages to the early twentieth century.

Meander through the museum's six buildings with your guide and enjoy magnificent gardens and a panoramic view of Los Angeles. At each section, stop and hear a "peek behind the canvas" from your guide. Learn how each artist impacted history and discover little-known facts about them.

As you pass through the Renaissance paintings, learn why so many nudes are featured and how French kings influenced fashion and furniture. Visit the Dutch Masters and learn why they painted so many dead bugs, wilted flowers, and skulls.

After you see the highlights of the permanent collection, head to the Decorative Arts Pavilion. Marvel at historical items belonging to the French Kings and Marie Antoinette before finishing your tour.

  • Entrance ticket
  • Listening devices for groups of 6 or more
  • Private, Guided tour
  • Gift for kids (with 1-hour tour option)
  • 20 per car parking fee
  • Drinks and snacks are available for purchase
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the departure tram level in the Getty Museum parking structure. After parking, take the elevator. As you exit the elevators, you will see the guide holding a "Quick Culture" sign.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • For groups of more than 6, discounts per person applies.
  • Translators are available if booked one week in advance. Surcharges apply.
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The Getty museum is spectacular. The building and location are amazing. And the collection is stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour with Ellen. She is great. We travelled with three teenagers and they also loved her 2 hour tour and stayed focussed on her great stories for the whole period. Highly recommended!

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