Talks

Lectures, conferences, and symposia

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Saturday

MAY 27

5 pm

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Larry Wolff, professor of history at New York University, considers how the baroque public spectacle—so essential to the rituals of the...  Details 

Sunday

MAY 28

9 am - 5 pm

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On the occasion of the exhibition Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe, this scholarly symposium investigates the...  Details 

Sunday

JUN 4

3 pm

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With one eye on the practicalities and perils of travel in Italy in past centuries, Julian Brooks, senior curator of drawings at the Getty,...  Details 

Tuesday

JUN 6

7 pm

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Renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado comes to the Getty to reflect on his long and influential career. Salgado's many publications and...  Details 

Wednesday

JUN 7

7:30 pm

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Scholars explore the timeless questions of globalization, presented in collaboration with Zócalo Public Square.  Details 

Thursday

JUN 8

7 pm

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Blue describes emotional states, musical and literary genres, and moral codes. And yet, historically, humans have found the color itself...  Details 

Saturday

JUN 10

3 pm - 5 pm

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Explore selected readings in a discussion group led by educators and other experts, followed by a related gallery tour. For this session,...  Details 

Sunday

JUN 11

3 pm

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How did 99% of Romans experience city life? Roman scholar Jeremy Hartnett considers a day in the sandals of the city’s poorer residents.  Details 

Saturday

JUN 17

2 pm

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Hear about Roman attitudes towards violent spectacle, from gladiatorial combat to public executions, from Kathleen Coleman.  Details 

Saturday

JUN 17

3 pm

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The majesty of the two Getty sites—the Getty Center and the Getty Villa—depends in part on the dramatic landscapes surrounding them. In...  Details 

Wednesday

JUN 28

7 pm

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The Dream Colony: A Life in Art is a vivid, personal, and irreverent account of the innovative, iconoclastic curator Walter Hopps...  Details 

Wednesday

JUL 12

7 pm

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Architectural historian Kurt W. Forster discusses how the Berlin Philharmonic reconfigures the very notion of a concert hall.  Details 

Saturday

JUL 15

5 pm - 8 pm

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Hear from archaeologist Bettina Arnold about feasts and fermented brews in ancient Europe.  Details 

Sunday

JUL 16

4 pm - 7 pm

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Hear from archaeologist Bettina Arnold about feasts and fermented brews in ancient Europe.  Details 

Wednesday

JUL 19

7 pm

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Architect Frank Gehry and architectural historian Kurt W. Forster discuss parallels in the architecture of Berlin and Los Angeles.  Details 

Saturday

SEP 9

3 pm

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