The Getty Villa
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium
Past Event

From place names like Arcadia and Pomona, to banks and libraries adorned with classical temple facades, Greek theaters, a Roman Coliseum, and even a recreation of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus atop Los Angeles City Hall, Southern California is filled with references to ancient Greece and Rome. Art historian Peter Holliday examines a trove of rich fine arts, literature, architecture, and landscape design in Los Angeles and beyond that celebrate the classical tradition. He explores how generations of Californians have used antiquity as model and metaphor to create regional and personal identities, recovering a cultural legacy that evokes both who Californians once hoped to be, and who we are now.

This program is co-presented with the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.

About Peter Holliday
Peter Holliday teaches the history of classical art and archaeology at California State University, Long Beach. He is the author of the recently published American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition (Oxford University Press) and has received awards from the American Academy in Rome, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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 on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests arriving late will be seated at the discretion of Getty staff. The galleries 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.