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Focus Tours

Date: Thursday–Monday at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Museum galleries
Admission: Free; admission is included with your ticket to the Getty Villa. Meet at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Main Entrance.

Focus on ancient art with these new one-hour tours, which explore intriguing aspects of the antiquities collection. From maidens to minotaurs, there's something for everyone.

Tours continue year-round; here are the tours scheduled for February and March 2006.

A Taste of the Ancient World
Explore the social rituals centered around food and drink and discover the gods and myths that celebrate wine, grains, and the olive tree.
Thursday, February 2, 3:00 p.m.
Friday, February 10, 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 16, 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 2, 3:00 p.m.

The Trojan War in Ancient Art
See how the epic tales that inspired The Iliad and The Odyssey were as compelling to artists as they were to poets.
Friday, February 3, 3:00 p.m.

Music and the Oral Tradition in Antiquity
Explore the ancient tradition of communicating stories through music and poetry.
Saturday, February 4, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 12, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 5, 3:00 p.m.

The Art of Storytelling in Ancient Greece and Rome
Learn to look closely at art objects for clues that unlock the beauty, mystery, and excitement of tales from antiquity.
Sunday, February 5, 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 25, 3:00 p.m.

Ancient Portraiture
Learn the traditions of ancient portraiture and explore the differences between Greek and Roman portrayals of individuals, gods and goddess, and heroes.
Monday, February 6, 3:00 p.m.
Monday, February 27, 3:00 p.m.

Assembling the Past—Restoration of Ancient Vases
Discover how conservators restore broken vases and prepare them for display.
Thursday, February 9, 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 23, 3:00 p.m.

Beauty and Fashion in the Ancient World
Look closely at images of goddesses, empresses, and other women to discover ancient fashion trends and ideals of female beauty.
Saturday, February 11, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 19, 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 4, 3:00 p.m.

The Bad Girls Guide to the Getty Villa
Meet the "bad girls" of antiquity—professional entertainers, heroines with tragic stories, even troublemaking female goddesses.
Monday, February 13, 3:00 p.m.
Monday, March 6, 3:00 p.m.

Behind the Scenes
Learn about the recent renovations to the Museum galleries and discover the hidden system preparators use to install and secure objects.
Friday, February 17, 3:00 p.m.

Where the Wild Things Are—Monsters in Ancient Art
Ancient myth is filled with monsters—giants, hybrid creatures, and fantastic wild beasts. Learn about these creatures and how they interacted with human friends and foes.
Friday, March 3, 3:00 p.m.

Getty Villa Focus Tour