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Free Hours at L.A. Museums (PDF, 269 KB)
Autry National Center
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Hammer Museum
Huntington Library
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles Public Library
MAK Center for Art & Architecture
Museum of Latin American Art
Natural History Museum
Norton Simon Museum
Orange County Museum of Art
Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Skirball Cultural Center
Fowler Museum at UCLA
August 16, 2010
Getty Center closed.
August 16, 2010
Tours and Gallery Talks
Spotlight Talk: Gela Krater
Mondays through August 30, 2010
11 am
Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

Learn how to look at ancient art in this 20-minute gallery talk examining in-depth one work in the collection. The featured object this month is the Gela Krater from between 475 and 450 B.C., currently on loan from Italy. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the talk at the Tour Meeting Place.

Getty Villa Inner Peristyle
Orientation Tour
10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm
Getty Villa

Learn about the Getty Villa's architecture and educational mission in this 40-minute introduction to the site. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

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

Explore the ancient Roman world through the Museum's archtecture and gardens in this 40-minute tour. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance.

Lansdowne Herakles
Collection Highlights Tour
2 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

This one-hour tour provides an overview of major works from the Museum's collection. Space is limited. Sign up at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance 15 minutes before the tour.

Focus Tour: Conservation
Monday August 16, 2010
3 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

Get an insider's perspective on the restoration and preservation of ancient objects in the Museum's collection. Antiquities Conservation staff lead 30-minute tours on a variety of topics from the treatment of various media such as ceramic, stone, and painting, to protecting works from earthquake damage. Sign up at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance 15 minutes before the tour.

Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity

Museum, Floor 2, Getty Villa

In 2003, the J. Paul Getty Museum acquired a collection of over 350 pieces of ancient glass, formerly owned by Erwin Oppenländer. The works on view in Molten Color are remarkable for their high quality, their chronological breadth, and the glassmaking techniques illustrated by their manufacture. The vessels are accompanied by text and videos illustrating ancient glassmaking techniques.

Roman Ephebe from Naples

Getty Villa

Youth as a Lamp Bearer, a long-term loan from the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples, is on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa.

The Gela Krater
The Gela Krater
Daily through October 11, 2010

Museum Galleries, Getty Villa

The Gela Krater, one of the most important works from the Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, is on loan to the Getty Museum and on view in gallery 110 (Stories of the Trojan War) at the Getty Villa, where it joins other works of art that illustrate two epics by Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey.

 Learn more about this exhibition