Programs range from lectures for a general audience to seminars and symposia with a scholarly focus. We also offer a wide range of lecture and conversation series.
Programs at the Getty Villa explore the art and culture of the ancient Mediterranean from the perspectives of experts in a variety of fields, including art history, archaeology, classics, and conservation.
At the Getty Center
Ansel Adams: The Wild and the Cultivated
Jonathan Spaulding, author of Ansel Adams and the American Landscape, considers the relationship between modernism and the idea of wilderness in 20th-century American art by focusing on Ansel Adams's career in photography and environmental activism. Complements the exhibition In Focus: Ansel Adams.
At the Getty Villa
The Greek East under Rome: Art and Cultural Interaction
Under Roman rule, extravagant marble monuments and public buildings defined the character of Greek cities like Athens, Ephesos, Pergamon, and Aphrodisias. Archaeologist R.R.R. Smith explores how these monuments, Roman in form and style, were experienced by the local Hellenic population.
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Uncorking the Past: Ancient Ales, Wines, and Extreme Beverages
Patrick McGovern, scientific director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia, explains the biomolecular archaeological approach behind the discovery of some of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the world.
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