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April 23, 2019

Getty Villa Offers Free Events in May and June

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GETTY VILLA OFFERS FREE EVENTS IN MAY AND JUNE


 

 

 

 

LOS ANGELES – The Getty Villa kicks off summer with a line-up of FREE talks, performances, courses and family activities in May and June.

 

MAY 2019

 

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 3 pm

The Villa Council Presents:

Personal Data, Online Privacy, and Fake News – According to the Greeks

A Lecture by Artist and Writer Paul Chan

Villa Auditorium

Free | Advance ticket required

Reserve tickets here: http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_2598.html

 

Can Classical philosophers like Epictetus and Aristotle shed light on some of the most pernicious elements in online culture today? Artist and writer Paul Chan leads us on an idiosyncratic tour of Greek writers and thinkers who grappled with something similar to what we would call "our data" today. Homer and Plato, as well as later thinkers like Pliny and Thomas Aquinas, make appearances. Along the way, Chan reveals how art offers us a unique way of becoming more vigilant against data thieves and fake news makers, then and now.
 

Paul Chan is an artist, writer, and publisher who lives in New York. He is the winner of the Hugo Boss Prize in 2014, a biennial award honoring artists who have made a visionary contribution to contemporary art. His work has been exhibited widely in many international shows including: Plato in LA at the Getty Villa; Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany; and Making Worlds, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. A mid-career survey was mounted by Schaulager in Basel, Switzerland in 2014. Last year he had a solo exhibition titled Odysseus and the Bathers at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens.

 

Saturday, May 18 &19, 2019, 10 am - 4 pm

Bodies of Evidence: Living Art at the Getty Villa

Free | Advance Villa entry ticket required

https://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/bodies_of_evidence.html

 

Renowned body painter Trina Merry connects the ancient fascination with the human figure to the art of optical illusion as she uses the human body as a canvas for exploring the intriguing forms, textures, and patterns of the Getty Villa. In this daylong demonstration, observe live models being painted from head to toe, then discover site-specific interventions that transform the site as bodies morph into artworks, disappear into the architecture, and emerge from the Villa’s gardens.

 

Monday, May 20, 2019, 7:30 pm

Antiquities in Motion: From Excavation Sites to Renaissance Collections

Villa Auditorium

Free | Advance ticket required

Reserve tickets here: http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_2592.html

 

How did ancient objects make their way from discovery to display in early modern Rome? Art historian Barbara Furlotti reconstructs the long and often complicated journey of artworks from excavation sites to elite Renaissance collections. She examines the cast of characters responsible for bringing antiquities to market, from laborers at dig sites and cunning dealers at marketplaces, to skilled restorers who cleaned and repaired the pieces to the well-read antiquarians who gave them new layers of meaning.

Barbara Furlotti is associate lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, England. Her research interests include the history of collecting, antiquarianism, and the art market in Renaissance Italy. She is the author of A Renaissance Baron and His Possessions: Paolo Giordano I Orsini, Duke of Bracciano (1541–1585), and she contributed to the Getty publication Display of Art in the Roman Palace, 1550–1750. Her latest publication Antiquities in Motion: From Excavation Sites to Renaissance Collections is available June 2019 from Getty Publications.

 

Saturdays, May 25 & June 8, 2019, 11 am - 3 pm

Family Floralia Workshop

Villa Herb Garden

Free | Advance Villa entry ticket required

https://www.getty.edu/education/kids_families/programs/family_floralia_workshop.html

 

Discover the sights, textures, and fragrances of history during this all-ages Roman Garden workshop. To celebrate the ancient season of Floralia—in honor of the Roman goddess Flora—explore the Villa gardens with your family, discover beautiful flowers, then make seed balls to grow an ancient garden of your own. This is a free, drop-in program.

 

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 11 am - 12:30 pm

Drawing from Antiquity: Flowering Plants

Museum Galleries

Free | Advance Villa entry ticket required

http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_2604.html

 

Take part in the centuries-old tradition of sketching from ancient works by drawing from the Museum’s collection and sights at the Getty Villa. The colors and smells of flowering plants provide beauty and inspiration, and ancient Romans surrounded themselves with lovely flowers just as we do today. Find your creativity in the gardens of the Getty Villa and draw a variety of blooms using watercolor pencils. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. Sign up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place. This is a free program.

 

Saturdays & Sundays, May 4-26, 2019, 11 am & 2 pm

In TOUCH with Antiquity: Greek Vases

Free | Advance Villa entry ticket required

http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_2591.html

 

How were Greek vases made? Find out in this multisensory session exploring Greek black and red-figure styles. Examine and touch ancient vase fragments to learn how archaeologists and art historians gain important information from even small pieces of a broken vessel. Handle tools and materials similar to those used by ancient potters and painters, and identify vase shapes and the different painting techniques employed by artists. This is a free, drop-in program.

 

JUNE 2019

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7:30 pm

What Can the Ancient World Teach Us about Feminism?

Co-presented with Zócalo Public Square.

The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater

Free | Advance ticket required

http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_2630.html

 

We tend to think of women’s liberation as starting in the 19th century and of feminism building in waves through the 20th century. But women throughout the ages have found ways to advance themselves and protect their rights even under the most oppressive circumstances. How did women in ancient societies carve out roles for themselves, resist misogyny, and defend themselves against discrimination? University of Miami archaeologist and editor of Ancient Maya Women Traci Ardren, UC Santa Barbara classicist and scholar of ancient Greek literature Helen Morales, and Cal State L.A. historian of premodern China Ping Yao consider how ancient women empowered themselves long before contemporary movements. Moderated by Madeleine Brand, host of KCRW’s “Press Play.”

 

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 11 am - 3 pm

Powerful Protectors: Magic in the Roman World

Villa Education Court

Free | Advance Villa entry ticket required

http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_2549.html

 

Through magical chants and special objects, ancient Romans harnessed the forces of nature and asked supernatural beings to bring good fortune and protection. In this interactive family workshop, customize a personal power pouch, write a message to a helpful guardian, and join in theatrical play with actress Beth Kennedy to activate the magic!

 

Saturday, June 29, 2019, 11 am - 12:30 pm

Drawing from Antiquity: Water

Museum Galleries

Free | Advance Villa entry ticket required

http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_2587.html

 

Take part in the centuries-old tradition of sketching from ancient works by drawing from the Museum’s collection and sights at the Getty Villa. The gardens of the Getty Villa feature an array of fountains, pools, and simple bubbling basins. Enjoy the beauty of the gardens and the many sounds of running water, and learn special techniques to draw the refreshing water feature of your choice. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place. This is a free program.

 

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The J. Paul Getty Museum collects Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts to 1900, as well as photographs from around the world to the present day. The Museum’s mission is to display and interpret its collections, and present important loan exhibitions and publications for the enjoyment and education of visitors locally and internationally. This is supported by an active program of research, conservation, and public programs that seek to deepen our knowledge of and connection to works of art.

 

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. Admission to the Getty Center is always free. Parking rates vary. 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.

 

Same-day parking at both Museum locations (Getty Center and Getty Villa) is available for one fee through the Getty’s Pay Once, Park Twice program. Visit the Museum Information Desk at the Center or the Villa to obtain a coupon good for same-day complimentary parking at the other site.


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