Handling Session: Mosaics

Date: Sundays through August 31, 2014, at 11 am - 12 pm
Location: Reading Room, Getty Villa

Admission is free. An advanced timed-entry ticket is required.

How were mosaics created from pieces of stone and glass? Learn how these intricate architectural decorations were made in this multisensory handling session. Touch tools and materials used by ancient mosaicists, including tesserae, slaked lime, marble dust, and nippers. Complements the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. This is a free, drop-in program.