Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity
Date: Tuesday December 30, 2014,
Location: Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa
Admission is free. An advanced timed-entry ticket is required.
In 2003, the J. Paul Getty Museum acquired a collection of over 350 pieces of ancient glass, formerly owned by Erwin Oppenländer. The works on view in Molten Color are remarkable for their high quality, their chronological breadth, and the glassmaking techniques illustrated by their manufacture. The vessels are accompanied by text and videos illustrating ancient glassmaking techniques.