Ever wonder what it would be like to take a museum object out of its case for a closer look? Try the next best thing! Join an educator on select days at the Getty Villa and handle replica objects along with the materials and tools that ancient artists used to create the works of art on display in the galleries.
Mummy Portrait of a Woman, Attributed to the (namepiece) Isidora Master, Romano-Egyptian. Encaustic on wood; gilt; linen. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Date: Thursdays and Fridays, through March 25, 2016 Time: 11:00 a.m.-noon Location: Getty Villa: Reading Room Admission: Free
How were mummy portraits painted in Roman Egypt? Find out in this multisensory handling session! Explore tools and materials similar to those used by ancient artists, ranging from pigments to beeswax, and discover the tempera and encaustic painting techniques used to create these unique portraits. This is a free, drop-in program.
Balsamarium in the Form of a Boxer's Head, 2nd century, Unknown (Greco-Roman). Bronze with silver. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Date: Thursdays and Fridays, through November 13 Time: 11:00 a.m.-noon Location: Getty Villa: Reading Room Admission: Free
How were bronze sculptures made in antiquity? Learn how clay, wax, plaster, and bronze were utilized in lost-wax casting process in this multisensory handling session. Touch tools and materials that will deepen your knowledge of bronze casting, an art form that continues to be practiced today. This is a free, drop-in program.
How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.