Talks

Lectures, conferences, and symposia

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Friday

JUL 20

7 pm

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Artists Barbara T. Smith and Andrea Bowers discuss the topic of artists' books as it relates to their individual practices.  Details 

Saturday

JUL 21

2 pm

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Classicist Kelly Olson discusses distinctive hairstyles that defined a woman's status and identity in ancient Rome. Looking at Roman...  Details 

Saturday

JUL 21

6:30 pm

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Excerpts from Peter Forgács's Picturesque Epochs and from Gabor Body's Infermental 3 feature family movies and experimentations by underground artists.  Details 

Sunday

JUL 22

2 pm

GETTY VILLA

Classicist Kelly Olson tells how Roman citizens displayed style, wealth, and status.  Details 

Wednesday

JUL 25

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Fashion photographer Scott Schuman launched the pioneering and renowned style blog The Sartorialist to create a two-way dialogue about the...  Details 

Wednesday

AUG 1

7 pm

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Iconic fashion models Beverly Johnson, Cheryl Tiegs, and Patricia Velasquez discuss their contributions to the creation of great works of...  Details 

Friday

AUG 3

6 pm - 9 pm

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Join Patrick E. McGovern, the "Indiana Jones of Ancient Ales, Wines, and Extreme Beverages," as he decodes long-forgotten drink recipes of...  Details 

Saturday

AUG 4

6 pm - 9 pm

GETTY CENTER

Join Patrick E. McGovern, the "Indiana Jones of Ancient Ales, Wines, and Extreme Beverages," as he decodes long-forgotten drink recipes of...  Details 

Wednesday

AUG 8

7 pm

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Despite women's advances, none have wielded more power as rulers than the ancient Egyptian pharaohs Cleopatra and Hatshepsut. How did these...  Details 

Friday

AUG 17

7 pm

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Johanna Drucker discusses the future of books in contemporary culture and artists' essential role in their historical production.  Details 

Sunday

AUG 19

5 pm

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Deborah Willis, artist and professor of photography and imaging at New York University, explores the ways in which the concepts of beauty...  Details 

Saturday

AUG 25

2 pm

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Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki, general secretary of culture for the Hellenic Republic of Greece, and an expert on prehistoric Crete, presents...  Details 

Sunday

AUG 26

10 am - 5 pm

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Leading international scholars present new, unpublished research on Egypt's interactions with ancient Greece and Rome during four major...  Details 

Wednesday

SEP 5

7 pm

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William Allman, former head curator of the White House collection, and manuscripts curator Larisa Grollemond discuss how the White House,...  Details