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September 14–December 5, 2004 at the Getty Center

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All events are free and are held in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Seating reservations are required. For reservations and information, please call (310) 440–7300 or use the Make Reservation buttons below. Tickets are available on-site or by phone.

Two self-guided audio tours of the exhibition, one for general audiences and one for families, are featured. Available in the Museum Entrance Hall and at the start of the exhibition.

Curator's Gallery Talks
Janet Grossman, Associate Curator of Antiquities, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. No reservations required. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.
Tuesdays, September 28 and November 16, 1:30 p.m.
Exhibitions Pavilion

Exhibition Tours
One-hour exhibition overviews, led by gallery teachers and curators, are offered Tuesdays through Sundays at 1:30 p.m., beginning September 21. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Family Festival
A day of music, dance, storytelling, games, and workshops centered on the childhood experiences of many cultures. Inspired by the exhibition, the festival brings some of L.A.'s finest young performers to the stage and explores the stories and myths of ancient Greece. Produced by Community Arts Resources
Sunday, October 3, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Museum Courtyard

Antiquities Childhood Series
The Exhibitions Pavilion is open until 9:00 p.m. for these lectures.

Ada Cohen, Associate Professor and Chair, Art History Department, Dartmouth College, discusses various strategies for representing age in ancient Greek art. She explores pictorial conventions that seem to have negotiated the ever-shifting borderline between childhood and adulthood.
Thursday, September 23, 7:00 p.m.

Jenifer Neils, Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History and Professor of Classics, Case Western Reserve University, talks about the representation of girls' rituals in ancient Greek art.
Thursday, October 28, 7:00 p.m.

Jens-Arne Dickmann, Classical Archaeologist, Institute for Classical Archaeology, University of Heidelberg, talks about images of children in ancient Greece.
Thursday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.

Wheeled Horse / Unknown
Wheeled Horse
Greek, made in Athens, 800–750 B.C.
Leo Mildenberg Collection

Point-of-View Talks
Talks are held at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. in the Exhibitions Pavilion. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Marni McGee, a children's book writer whose titles include historical fiction, award-winning picture books, and two nonfiction volumes titled The Ancient Roman World and The Ancient Near Eastern World, talks about the exhibition.
Friday, September 24

Jane Rosenberg, Director of the Pacific Oaks Children's School and an expert on child development, discusses the exhibition.
Friday, October 29

The Swallow Song
This theatrical production was commissioned to complement the exhibition and funded by the Villa Council. Adapted by, directed by, and starring Lydia Koniordou, the play enacts some of the most significant events from Greek tragedy. Costume and set design by Dionysis Fotopoulos; translation by Oliver Taplin. Tickets: $28; $22 students/seniors.
Thursday–Saturday, October 21–23, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 24, 3:00 p.m.