After a restoration job here at the Getty, one of Jackson Pollock’s most famous paintings, Mural, is here in Los Angeles for a limited time:

From the Getty Website:

Commissioned by art collector and dealer Peggy Guggenheim for the entry to her New York City apartment in 1943, Mural by Jackson Pollock (American, 1912–1956) is considered one of the iconic paintings of the twentieth century. Now in the collection of the University of Iowa Museum of Art, it represents a transitional moment in Pollock’s career, as he moved toward an experimental application of paint. Following extensive study and treatment at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Conservation Institute, this exhibition presents the newly conserved work alongside findings from the Getty’s research.

And their YouTube page has produced a bunch of videos:

Mural will be on display at the Getty Center until June 1, 2014.


IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP, PEOPLE: It’s all about when you go. Monday’s the Center are closed. There used to be extremely strict restrictions on when you could go. That seems to have changed.

There is a Tram that runs you from the Parking Lot to the Center above. Apparently, there’s a way you walk as well:

A computer-operated tram takes you from the street-level entrance to the top of the hill. The tram is fully accessible. From the parking structure, take the elevators up to the Lower Tram Station (T1).


When arriving at or departing from the Getty Center, please allow plenty of time for tram lines on busy days.


Visitors are also welcome to walk up or down the hill, along the pedestrian sidewalk, instead of taking the tram. The path is about 3/4 mile and has a moderately steep grade. Depending on your pace, the walk usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes.


PARKING: Like the Udvar-Hazy Center, the Museums themselves are free, but Parking is expensive. But, the Getty has a post discussing its own parking options, so:

Parking is $15 per car, but $10 per car after 5:00 p.m. for the Getty Center’s evening hours on Saturdays (when we are open until 9:00 p.m.), as well as for all evening public programming, including music, film, lectures, and other special programs held after 5:00 p.m.


Parking is based on availability. Parking reservations are neither required nor accepted.


Street parking in the surrounding neighborhood is restricted.


For more parking information, see frequently asked questions.


Parking for Visitors with Disabilities
There are designated handicapped-accessible spaces on the entry level of the parking structure.


Parking for Electric Cars
Parking with plug-ins for electric vehicles is available.


Parking for Oversized Vehicles
Parking for vehicles between 6’10” and 12’6″ tall and of standard car length and width is available on level P1. There is no parking for RVs, motor homes, limousines, and other larger vehicles.


Parking for Tour Buses and Other Group Vehicles
See Tips for Groups for information about accommodations for groups of 15 or more.


The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr.
Los Angeles, 90049
(310) 440-7300

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. – 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. (May 24–Aug. 30)
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Closed Mondays and on January 1, July 4 (Independence Day), Thanksgiving, and December 25 (Christmas Day).