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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Paper and Light
Saturday, February 24, March 3, March 24, April 7, 2018
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

Drop by as photographer Luther Gerlach explores the art and science of early photography while demonstrating a variety of 19th-century photographic processes and materials including large-format cameras, lenses, and an interactive camera obscura. Complements the exhibition, Paper Promises: Early American Photography.

Roman Gardens Family Workshop
Sunday, March 4, March 11, March 18, 2018
11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Herb Garden

Discover the tastes, textures, and smells of history during this all-ages Roman Garden workshop. Explore the Villa's Herb Garden with the Getty's master gardener Michael DeHart, learn about the care and use of ancient plants, and then make seed balls at the free workshop and grown an herb garden of your own, complete with ancient recipes to try at home!

Seed Ball Workshop:
11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Herb Garden

Herb Garden Tour with Michael DeHart:
Tours run at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Sign-up begins at 12:45 p.m. at the Tour Meeting Place.

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Artist Projects
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa

Recently in the series

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.

Recently in the series

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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