The Getty Villa
Date: Sundays
Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Reading Room
Admission: Free with your advance, timed ticket to the Getty Villa. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Get Tickets" button below.
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Handling replicas of ancient glass vessels
See and touch colorful, beautifully crafted works of glass in these special hands-on sessions complementing the exhibition Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity. The exhibition features over 200 works spanning 3,000 years of glass artistry, from Mesopotamian glass dating to 2500 B.C. through Roman vessels of the 400s A.D.

After viewing the exhibition, come to the adjacent Reading Room to talk to an educator and handle replicas of ancient glass objects, including a playful glass flask molded in the shape of a fish, an ingenious and elegant pitcher-within-a-pitcher, and a mosaic glass bowl created by merging lengths of multicolored glass cane.

See how contemporary glassmakers creatively employ the ancient techniques used to create the works in the exhibition—including free-blowing, core-forming, inflation, and mold-blowing—and explore up close the remarkable variety of shapes, colors, patterns, and textures found in art glass.

While in the Reading Room, you are also invited to browse books on glassmaking and other aspects of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art.

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.