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May 31, 2011

LOS ANGELES—The Getty Center will be closed to visitors, scholars and most staff the weekend of July 16 and July 17, 2011, during the demolition of the Mulholland Drive Bridge. Due to road closures, the Getty Center will be inaccessible. The bridge is being demolished as part of the I-405 Freeway widening project.

The Getty Center will be open on Friday, July 15, prior to the closure, and following the freeway closure, will open again to visitors on Tuesday, July 19, at 10 a.m. as usual. The Getty Center is closed to the public on Mondays, but will be open for staff as normal.

The Getty Villa will be open during its normal business hours and will not be affected by the demolition.

Visitors should check the Getty's website: for the most up-to-date information.

The 405 Freeway will be shut down in both directions between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside during the weekend of July 15. Lane closures on the 405 Freeway will begin Friday night, with the freeway slated to reopen at 5 a.m. the following Monday, July 18. For more information on the I-405 widening project, visit

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Melissa Abraham
Getty Communications
(310) 440-6861

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Visiting the Getty Center: The Getty Center is open Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed Monday and major holidays. Admission to the Getty Center is always free. Parking is $15 per car, but free after 5pm on Saturdays and for evening events throughout the week. No reservation is required for parking or general admission. Reservations are required for event seating and groups of 15 or more. Please call 310-440-7300 (English or Spanish) for reservations and information. The TTY line for callers who are deaf or hearing impaired is 310-440-7305. The Getty Center is at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California.