Hear from scholars, artists, and critics offering diverse perspectives and provocative interpretations about art on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa and about important issues in the visual arts and related disciplines.
Programs range from lectures for a general audience to seminars and symposia with a scholarly focus. We also offer a wide range of lecture and conversation series
Programs at the Getty Villa explore the art and culture of the ancient Mediterranean from the perspectives of experts in a variety of fields, including art history, archaeology, classics, and conservation.
All upcoming lectures and conversations are listed on our event calendar
. Featured upcoming events:
At the Getty Center
Ways of Seeking: Art, Science, and Spirituality
Sunday, December 4, 2016,
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Free; advance ticket recommended.
Past MacArthur fellows reflect on what the program stimulated them to attempt in artistic, scientific, and spiritual pursuits.
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At the Getty Villa
A Prince of Pylos: The Tomb of the Griffin Warrior
Sunday, November 6, 2016,
Getty Villa, Auditorium
In 2015, archaeologists were astonished to find a 3,500-year-old undisturbed shaft grave near the site of the Palace of Nestor at Pylos in southwestern Greece. Excavators Shari Stocker and Jack Davis shared their discovery of a Bronze Age warrior's tomb and the hundreds of luxury objects buried with him including spectacular weapons, ivory combs, seal stones, and Minoan-style gold rings, which afford unparalleled insights into art and ritual at the dawn of Mycenaean civilization.
Video and audio of a selection of past lectures and conversations are available online. See all video and audio highlights.