The Getty Villa
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Auditorium
Past Event

Mosaic floor with Boxing Scene
Years before he became a collector of ancient art, J. Paul Getty visited William Randolph Hearst at his San Simeon estate. Hearst Castle historian Victoria Kastner explores the relationship between these two iconic California collectors, paying particular attention to Hearst's collection of antiquities and the influence San Simeon may have exerted on Getty's taste for Classical art and architecture.

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About Victoria Kastner
As Hearst Castle historian, Victoria Kastner has written and lectured extensively about William Randolph Hearst, his art collection, and the architecture of the Castle. She holds masters' degrees in architectural history from the University of California at Santa Barbara and museum management from George Washington University in Washington D.C. Kastner is the author of Hearst Castle: The Biography of the Country House and most recently Hearst's San Simeon: The Gardens and the Land, both published by Harry N. Abrams.

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.