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Getty Center Announces Holiday Schedule of Activities for Families

The whole family can enjoy an artistic holiday at the Getty, with stepped-up schedules of family-focused activities during the holidays.

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For a creative break from the holiday routine, bring the family to Family Drawing Hour at the Getty Center on Saturday, December 17, at 3:30 p.m. In this one-hour guided workshop, families will draw from sculpture and paintings in the Museum’s collection and discover how artists throughout time have expressed their creativity with color. The program is geared for families with children ages 7 and up, but anyone can participate. Space is limited. Sign-up begins at 3:00 p.m. at the Museum Information Desk.

Join Family Art Stops at the Getty Center and get up close and personal with a single work of art in a half-hour, hands-on gallery experience geared for families with children ages 5 and up. From December 20 through December 31, this free activity is offered every day at 2:00 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m., except for Monday, when the Getty Center is closed. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins.

Art Odyssey for Families, a 45-minute journey through the galleries, is a fun, activity-filled experience for children (ages 5 and up) and adults to enjoy together. Throughout the holidays, Art Odysseys are offered at 11am on Dec. 21-23, 2 pm on Dec. 24, 11am on Dec. 26-30, and 2pm on Dec. 31. Space is limited; sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place. Ofrecida en español.

The Getty Center is open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Getty Villa is open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa are closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.

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