The Getty Villa
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Auditorium
Admission: Free; advance ticket required. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Get Tickets" button below. Seating in the Auditorium is open and on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking fee: $15
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In 1805, Greece was still part of the Ottoman Empire. In that year, Edward Dodwell, a young Anglo-Irish aristocrat and antiquarian, set out to traverse the country in the company of an Italian artist, Simone Pomardi. They stayed for a year and a half and together the two men produced nearly 1,000 watercolors and drawings of monuments, ancient sites and picturesque vistas. Often drawn using a camera obscura, their images are photographic in their detail and accuracy, and provide a remarkable picture of a landscape now much changed. Hear from classical archaeologist John Camp as he takes a deeper look at this rich collection of illustrations and tells the fascinating story behind its discovery and acquisition by the Packard Humanities Institute.

This program complements the exhibition Greece's Enchanting Landscape: Watercolors by Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi on view at the Getty Villa October 21, 2015 through February 15, 2016.

About John Camp
John Camp is a classical archaeologist who has worked for most of his life in Greece. He has a B.A. degree in classics from Harvard University and Master's and Ph.D. degrees in classical archaeology from Princeton University. Currently he is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Professor of Classics at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia. He served as the Mellon Professor at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens from 1985 to 1996, and has directed excavations of the Athenian Agora for the past twenty years. He is the author of ten books, mostly on ancient Athens and the Packard Humanities Institute's collection of travel drawings by Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi.

Planning your visit
The Getty Villa and its galleries are open to the general public from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 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 Café is open for lunch service from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and the Museum Store is open 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.