The Getty Villa
Educator Sabina Miller facilitates a handling session.

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.

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Marble Carving

Date: Thursdays and Fridays,
February 2-March 31, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.-noon
Location: Getty Villa: Please confirm location at Tour Meeting Place
Admission: Free

How were blocks of rough stone carved into sensuous sculptures? Find out in this multisensory handling session! Touch tools and materials used by ancient sculptors, including chisels, points, and rasps. Discover also how marble sculptures were once painted in brilliant colors. This is a free, drop-in program.

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Date: Thursdays and Fridays,
beginning September 15, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m.-noon
Location: Getty Villa: Reading Room
Admission: Free

In this multisensory handling session, learn about a variety of ancient glassmaking techniques still used by glass artists today, such as casting, core forming, mosaic, inflation, mold blowing, cameo carving, incising, and cutting. Complements the exhibition Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity. 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.