The Getty Villa
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Auditorium
Admission: Free; a ticket is required. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Get Tickets" button below.
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Recent archaeological excavations at the Romanized city of Antiochia ad Cragum along the southern Turkish coast reveal a city steeped in ostentatious wealth. Join archaeologist Michael Hoff as he provides a personal account of the tombs, baths, sculpture, and a meticulously crafted 1,600-square-foot mosaic discovered there, illustrating the reach and cultural influence of the Roman Empire during the third and fourth centuries.

About Michael Hoff
Michael Hoff is the Hixson-Lied Professor of Art History at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. His research specialty is Greek and Roman archaeology, particularly of Asia Minor in Turkey. From 1997 to 2004 Hoff co-directed the architectural survey team of the Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project that documented ancient Roman sites in Turkey. Since 2005, he serves as project director for the large-scale excavations of the ancient Roman city of Antiochia ad Cragum on the south coast of Turkey. His previous excavations include the Athenian Agora, Corinth, Crete, and at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea, Greece. Hoff has authored numerous articles in international journals and co-edited several books, including the recently released Rough Cilicia: New Historical and Archaeological Approaches (Oxbow Press 2013, co-edited with Rhys Townsend).

Planning your visit
The Getty Villa and its galleries are open to the general public from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. With your program ticket, you may arrive up to one hour prior to the start time of the program. For earlier arrival, a separate general admission ticket is recommended. The auditorium opens at 1:30 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first served basis. The Cafe is open for lunch service from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Museum Store is open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

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.