Getty Villa Will Remain Closed
The Getty Villa, located in Pacific Palisades off PCH, announced in a November 13 story (“Center Safe from Fires; Villa Closed until Further Notice to Support Emergency Response”) that it is temporarily closed.
After learning that the Woolsey Fire is still not fully contained and fire agencies had told the Getty that “there still is no timeline for reopening the evacuation zones in Malibu and in some valley communities,” the Getty announced: “There is also no plan to reopen the Pacific Coast Highway, which remains closed at Sunset Boulevard indefinitely and is being used for emergency responders only. Even when evacuations are lifted, we anticipate that PCH will be needed for disaster recovery efforts.
“As a result, the Getty Villa will remain closed to the public until further notice and we are planning for it to be closed at least through Thanksgiving Day. We will follow direction from emergency agencies as to the appropriate time to reopen.”
The story assured the public that the Villa and the Getty Center were not threatened during the Woolsey Fire and that the art and archives are secure.
According to the story, some residents were curious how the art and archives are kept safe from fire and were referred to an a November 12, 2018 story in Popular Science, “How Architects Made California’s Getty Museum Fireproof” (Visit: popsci.com/getty-museum-fireproof).