The Getty Villa
Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Auditorium
Past Event

Who were the gods of Roman Gaul? How did they appear in art? What offerings did they demand? In this lecture, art historian Kimberly Cassibry considers the mysterious origins of Gallic gods, their varied pairings with Greek and Roman counterparts, and the dedications that ensured their survival. Such inscribed gifts, ranging from the hundreds of soaring column monuments dedicated to Jupiter Optimus Maximus to the resplendent silver treasure for Mercury Canetonensis at Berthouville, open up new perspectives on the lived experience of the multi-cultural Roman Empire in ancient France.

This program complements the exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville on view through August 17, 2015.

About Kimberly Cassibry
Kimberly Cassibry, assistant professor of ancient art at Wellesley College, specializes in commemoration and the Roman provinces. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, has held the Pat O'Connell Memorial Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and participated in the Getty Foundation's seminar on the Arts of Rome's Provinces. Her work on Gaul and North Africa has appeared in the Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture and in Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire. She is currently writing a book about souvenirs in the Roman Empire.

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 Cafe 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.