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Hearst and the Antique: A Larger Context for the Hope Hygieia
Date: Saturday July 19, 2008, at 3 pm
Location: Auditorium, Getty Villa
Admission: Tickets required. Please call

The re-restoration of the Hope Hygieia at the Getty Villa offers an opportunity to explore the modern history of this ancient statue, from the time it was excavated in 1797 to the present. Mary Levkoff, curator of European painting and sculpture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), addresses issues of taste and collecting, with a focus on the American newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, who owned the statue in the mid-1900s and is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at LACMA.