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.
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Getty Perspectives: James Cuno and Pico Iyer
James Cuno, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, and author Pico Iyer discuss museums, cosmopolitan culture, flights into the foreign, and other timely topics.
At the Getty Villa
The Art of Coinage: Sicily in the Fifth Century B.C.
The coinage of Sicily was abundant and of a quality unparalleled in the ancient Greek world. Classical archaeologist and numismatist Carmen Arnold-Biucchi of Harvard University presents coins as works of art, rather than simply monetary instruments. Free; a ticket is required.
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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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