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.
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.
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.
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.
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.