Talks

Lectures, conferences, and symposia

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Saturday

OCT 21

2 pm

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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

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

Sunday

OCT 29

3 pm

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Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568–1625) was a key figure in early 17th-century Flemish painting and one of its most charismatic characters. His...  Details 

Wednesday

NOV 1

7 pm

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

Friday

NOV 3

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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This three-day international symposium addresses the distinct conditions that led to artistic achievements, urban transformations, and...  Details 

Saturday

NOV 4

9:30 am - 8 pm

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This three-day international symposium addresses the distinct conditions that led to artistic achievements, urban transformations, and...  Details 

Saturday

NOV 4

7 pm

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Artist Cecilia Vicuña, a seminal figure in Latin American art and poetry, discusses her poetic and artistic exploration of indigenous...  Details 

Sunday

NOV 5

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

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This three-day international symposium addresses the distinct conditions that led to artistic achievements, urban transformations, and...  Details 

Monday

NOV 6

7:30 pm

GETTY VILLA

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

Sunday

NOV 12

3 pm

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From pre-Renaissance to modern times, humanity has turned to nature for comfort and connection. What aspects of nature elicit such...  Details 

Tuesday

NOV 14

7 pm - 9 pm

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This event will explore the work of cutting edge, experimental artists Analia Saban and Gabriel Kuri  Details 

Wednesday

NOV 29

7:30 pm

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Former White House photographer Pete Souza presents Obama: An Intimate Portrait, his new book with more than 300 of the over two million...  Details 

Saturday

DEC 2

2 pm

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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

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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

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

Friday

DEC 8

9 am - 5 pm

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Symposium exploring how indigenous knowledge of art, architecture, science, medicine, and governance shaped colonial Latin America.  Details 

Saturday

DEC 9

9 am - 5 pm

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Symposium exploring how indigenous knowledge of art, architecture, science, medicine, and governance shaped colonial Latin America.  Details