November 14, 2017

Spring 2018 at the Getty Villa

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Getty Villa, circa 1974

Opening April 18, 2018, the Getty Museum will debut newly reinstalled galleries for its antiquities collection at the Getty Villa. Previously displayed thematically, the new presentation will be a chronological arrangement that follows the historical development of classical art from the Neolithic Period through the late Roman Empire (ca. 6000 BC – A.D. 600). With almost 3,000 square feet more gallery space and redesigned display cases, the new installation will also showcase the extraordinary artistic quality of the most important objects in the collection, such as the Statue of a Victorious Youth, which will now be viewed beside other works of art of similar date and style. Also new, one gallery dedicated to the “Classical World in Context,” featuring important long-term loans from major international museums of works of art representing the cultures that engaged with ancient Greece and Rome.

To mark the opening of the newly reinstalled Getty Villa, the exhibition Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists’ Visions will feature some of today’s most celebrated artists, Paul Chan, Rachel Harrison, Huang Yong Ping, Jeff Koons, Joseph Kosuth, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Whitney McVeigh, Raymond Pettibon, Adrian Piper, and Michelangelo Pistoletto, and explore the many ways in which they have engaged with Plato’s writings. 


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Getty Villa History

Getty Villa Reinstallation (Opening April 18, 2018)

Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists’ Visions (April 18, 2018 – September 3, 2018)

Plato in L.A. Publication

Palmyra: Loss and Remembrance (April 18, 2018 – May 27, 2019)

First-Century Theater Masks Relief Acquisition

Etruscan Sun God Usil Acquisition 

Opening Weekend Activities 

Q Brothers Theater Lab 

Villa Installation - Available Images

Plato in L.A. - Available Images

Palmyra: Loss and Remembrance - Available Images

First-Century Theater Masks Relief Acquisition - Available Images

Etruscan Sun God Usil Acquisition - Available Images



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