Event Calendar
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Lectures and Conferences
Tours and Talks
Family Activities
Courses and Demonstrations
Readings and Book Signings
Japanese American National Museum
Hammer Museum
Museum of Latin American Art
Autry National Center
Huntington Library
Los Angeles Public Library
MAK Center for Art & Architecture
Natural History Museum
Norton Simon Museum
Orange County Museum of Art
Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Skirball Cultural Center
UCLA Fowler Museum
April 28, 2008
Getty Center closed.
April 28, 2008
Tours and Gallery Talks
Sarcophagus from Clazomenae Spotlight Talk
Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays through April 28, 2008
11 am
Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

This 20-minute gallery talk introduces ways of looking at ancient art through an in-depth exploration of one object in the collection. This month the featured object is a Sarcophagus from Clazomenae (present-day Turkey) dating from 480–470 B.C. Space is limited. Sign up at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Store beginning at 10:45 a.m.

Getty Villa Inner Peristyle
Orientation Tour
Daily through June 30, 2008
10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm
Getty Villa

This 40-minute tour offers an overview of the Getty Villa, focusing on its architecture and educational mission. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Store.

Getty Villa Outer Peristyle
Getty Villa Architecture and Gardens Tour
Daily through June 30, 2008
11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Museum, Getty Villa

This 40-minute tour explores the architecture and gardens of the Getty Villa and their historical prototypes. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Store.

Lansdowne Herakles
Collection Highlights Tour
Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays through June 30, 2008
2 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

This one-hour tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Offered in English and Spanish on weekends. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Main Entrance beginning at 1:45 p.m.

The Color of Life: Polychromy in Sculpture from Antiquity to the Present
Daily through June 23, 2008

Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

Focusing on representations of the human figure, this exhibition explores the role of color in sculpture and its place in Western taste. Ancient, medieval, and early Renaissance statues were regularly painted, but Neoclassical collecting interests and aesthetic concerns have privileged monochrome marble and bronze. Following recent research on ancient pigments, The Color of Life includes a variety of masterpieces that reveal the lifelike qualities of polychrome statues fashioned over the course of four millennia.

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The Hope Hygieia: Restoring a Statue's History
Daily through September 8, 2008

Museum, Getty Villa

A Roman marble statue of Hygieia, ancient goddess of health, was found at Ostia in 1797 and restored shortly thereafter. The sculpture was first acquired by the British interior designer Thomas Hope and was later owned by American newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. The figure's 19th-century restorations were removed in the 1970s, but these historical additions were recently reintegrated at the Getty Villa. On loan from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hope Hygieia exemplifies evolving attitudes toward the restoration and display of classical sculpture on the part of collectors, curators, and conservators.