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A New Vision for the Collection at the Getty Villa

On April 18, after three years of planning and work, the galleries of the Villa reopened with an entirely new arrangement of the collection, one that situates art in its cultural and historical context. Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, describes the new approach to presenting the art of ancient Greece and Rome on our blog.

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Attic Panathenaic Amphora, 500–480 B.C., attributed to Kleophrades Painter. Terracotta. 25 9/16 x 15 7/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Newly Installed Villa Collection: Curator’s Highlights

At the Villa, nearly every work of art—1,357 objects—has been moved, and some thirty galleries on both floors of the museum have been reconceived and renamed. Seven scholars offer a peek into the new arrangement of artwork.

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Large antiquities gallery in J. Paul Getty’s Ranch House between 1957 and 1974. The Getty Research Institute, Institutional Archives

The Villa J. Paul Getty Built but Never Saw

While Getty never visited his Villa, his legacy continues to endure. From his architectural choices to the objects he collected, his twentieth-century history blends with that of ancient times, yielding stories that captivate us even today.

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The Q Brothers. Photo: Christina Noel

The Madness of Love Mixtape

Can two brothers who access the world and their place in it with seemingly opposite approaches find common ground? The Madness of Love Mixtape, a remix of Plato's Phaedrus, explores themes of madness, the soul, love, and the art of discourse itself in the form of a hip-hop mixtape. Tickets $7.

Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 3:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

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