The Getty Villa
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium
Past Event

The Athenian Acropolis annually attracts millions of tourists to marvel at this icon of the ancient past. Yet in privileging the monuments of classical antiquity, archaeologists have erased entire eras of historical memory. Historian Thomas W. Gallant of the University of California, San Diego tells the post-antiquity story of the Acropolis and how it became an enduring symbol for Greek identity in the modern era.

About Thomas W. Gallant
Thomas W. Gallant is Professor and Nicholas Family Endowed Chair in Modern Greek History at the University of California, San Diego and co-director of the recently created UCSD Center for Hellenic Studies. He is the author of Modern Greece: Society, Politics and Economy and Athens: A Social History, and is currently working on an updated, enhanced version of his book Modern Greece: From the War of Independence to the Present due in August 2016. Gallant is the editor-in-chief of the ten-volume Edinburgh History of the Greeks and recently published volume 9 The Long Nineteenth Century 1817-1864. He is also the author of Experiencing Dominion: Culture, Identity and Power in the British Mediterranean and The 1918 Anti-Greek Riot in Toronto.

This program complements to the exhibition Greece's Enchanting Landscape: Watercolors by Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi on view through February 15, 2016.

Read about dramatic episodes from the monument's past in a conversation with Professor Gallant on The Getty Iris.

Planning your visit
The main gate on Pacific Coast Highway opens to ticketed guests at 6:00 p.m. The auditorium opens at 7:00 p.m., and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests arriving late will be seated at the discretion of Getty staff. The galleries and Museum Store will be open before and after the lecture. A selection of light "grab 'n go" dinner fare as well as beer and wine are available for purchase at the Café until 7:30 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served following the lecture.

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.