Talks

Lectures, conferences, and symposia

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Tuesday

AUG 22

4 pm - 6 pm

GETTY CENTER

This lecture and panel combines scholarly, curatorial, conservation and artistic perspectives to debate the issues arising from display, maintenance and archiving of media artworks in a broader sense, and film, video, and multimedia installations specifically.  Details 

Saturday

SEP 9

3 pm

GETTY VILLA

Nicholas Rudall takes a closer look at Greek playwrights and their interpretations of the Agamemnon story.  Details 

Sunday

SEP 17

3 pm

GETTY CENTER

Joanne Pillsbury of the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the development of luxury culture in the ancient Andes, from the earliest...  Details 

Saturday

OCT 7

2 pm

GETTY VILLA

Conservator Jerry Podany discusses how the Getty Museum protects its cultural treasures from earthquake damage.  Details 

Thursday

OCT 12

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Z. S. Strother explores concepts of masking and masquerading using African case studies.  Details 

Saturday

OCT 14

2 pm

GETTY CENTER

Mountains, walled towns, castles, caves, rocks, trees, flowers, sunrises, and sunsets are just as much the protagonists in the paintings of...  Details 

Saturday

OCT 21

2 pm

GETTY VILLA

Archaeologist John Dobbins discusses how technology is helping scholars better understand the most famous mosaic to survive from antiquity.  Details 

Wednesday

OCT 25

7:30 pm

GETTY VILLA

Loren Samons reconsiders the career of Athens' greatest statesman to help shed light on the current political landscape.  Details 

Wednesday

NOV 1

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Christopher de Hamel, a Fellow of Corpus Christi College in Cambridge and one of the leading experts on medieval manuscripts, examines...  Details 

Monday

NOV 6

7:30 pm

GETTY VILLA

Daniel Mendelsohn discusses what we learn from the mistakes of great literary characters.  Details 

Saturday

DEC 2

2 pm

GETTY CENTER

Keith Christiansen, the John Pope-Hennessy Chairman of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, considers the singular...  Details 

Saturday

DEC 2

4 pm

GETTY CENTER

Anthropologist Norman Yoffee considers the rise and fall of complex societies and suggests new ways of understanding ancient history.  Details 

Sunday

DEC 3

2 pm

GETTY CENTER

Children's author Cornelia Funke reads her latest story of ghost William Dampier as he encounters spirits from the ancient Americas.  Details