Around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, museum officials contacted Los Angeles Police Department after receiving a threatening phone call. They did not formally evacuate the building, but advised those inside to leave. The threat caused the museum to close early, around 4:15 p.m.
The popular center in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles usually remains open until 5:30 p.m.
About two hours later, the Getty Museum tweeted that the LAPD had concluded its investigation and it would reopen as usual on Wednesday. The Los Angeles Times reported that police said they found no threat at the property.
Nearly 2 million people visit the center, known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles, each year, according to the museum’s website.