Talks

Lectures, conferences, and symposia

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Wednesday

JUN 28

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

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

GETTY CENTER

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

GETTY VILLA

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

Sunday

JUL 16

4 pm - 7 pm

GETTY VILLA

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

Wednesday

JUL 19

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

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

Sunday

JUL 23

3 pm

GETTY CENTER

In the Middle Ages, women of great wealth and social status often exercised their power and influence through the objects they...  Details 

Sunday

JUL 30

3 pm

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Monet was passionate about nature, but he also was committed to organizing its myriad forms in highly structured, personalized...  Details 

Wednesday

AUG 2

7 pm

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In the spirit of Thomas Annan who recorded the people, the social landscape, and the built environment in Glasgow during the rise of...  Details 

Friday

AUG 4

6 pm - 9 pm

GETTY CENTER

All year round, from sunrise to sunset, families in medieval Europe made and drank fermented beverages for health, pleasure, and profit....  Details 

Tuesday

AUG 8

7 pm

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Lawrence Weschler, author of True to Life: Twenty-Five Years of Conversations with David Hockney, convenes a conversation with friends,...  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 

Thursday

OCT 12

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

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