Artist Sylvana Barrett demonstrates the art of gilding at a past artist-at-work demonstration
Learn about historic and contemporary materials and techniques from practicing artists in these free drop-in programs.

Artist at Work
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa


Enjoy presentations of historical art-making techniques related to the Museum's collection and exhibitions. Meet artists, ask questions, and get close to the action. This is a free, drop-in program.

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Origami
Saturday & Sunday, May 12 & 13, 2018
10:30–11:30 a.m.
1:00–2:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Outdoor Plaza

Drop by as Robert J. Lang, one of the world's foremost origami artists/theorists and former NASA laser physicist, creates a large-scale origami work starting with a six-foot square sheet of paper. By exploring the intersection of origami, mathematics and science, Lang produces seemingly impossible and eye-catching origami designs noted for their detail and realism. Compliments the Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography exhibition.

 
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Circe's Seed Ball Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, April 21 & 22, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Herb Garden

In Homer's Odyssey, Circe was a magical being famous for her knowledge of plants and her herbal potions that transformed people into animals. Explore the Villa Herb Garden with your family, then drop in to learn about ancient herbs and make seed balls to grow your own mini-garden at home!

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Artist Projects
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa


 
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taisha paggett & Yann Novak: Mountain, Fire, Holding Still.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Outer Peristyle

Los Angeles-based dance artist taisha paggett and sound artist Yann Novak consider blackness in antiquity as it relates to the body through an immersive and durational performance. This is a free, day-long program. Advanced ticket to the Getty Villa required.

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Point of View: Artist Talks
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa


Point of View: Artist Talks feature Los Angeles-based artists and related specialists in an informal and intimate gallery-talk program, offering a unique perspective on the Getty collection and temporary exhibitions. Free; offered on selected Thursday or Saturday afternoons.

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Point of View Tour: Chris Killip
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Center for Photographs

Join photographer Chris Killip, whose work is featured in the exhibition Now Then: Chris Killip and the Making of In Flagrante, as he discusses the creation of his groundbreaking photobook In Flagrante (1988) and the decision to republish it decades later. Sign up begins at noon at the Information Desk.

 
Point of View Tour: Donald Blumberg
Thursday, March 2, 2017
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Center for Photographs

Join artist Donald Blumberg, whose work is featured in the exhibition Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media, and curator Arpad Kovacs as they discuss photographs the artist made in the late 1960s that respond to the media's coverage of the Vietnam War and the domestic political climate of the period. Sign up begins at noon at the Information Desk.

 


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