In TOUCH with Antiquity
The Getty Villa
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 to look closely, touch ancient fragments, 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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June 2018Time: Thursdays, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Sundays, June 10 and 24, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
July and August 2018Time: Wednesdays, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m.–12 p.m. & 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Location: Villa: Please confirm location at Tour Meeting Place
How were Greek vases made? Find out in this multisensory session exploring Greek black and red-figure styles. Examine and touch ancient vase fragments to learn how archaeologists and art historians gain important information from even small pieces of a broken vessel. Handle tools and materials similar to those used by ancient potters and painters, and identify vase shapes and the different painting techniques employed by artists. This is a free, drop-in program.
How were mosaics created from pieces of stone and glass? Learn how these intricate architectural decorations were made in this multisensory handling session. Touch tools and materials similar to those used by ancient mosaicists, including tesserae, slaked lime, marble dust, and nippers. 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.