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Through August 29, 2015 | The Getty Villa
Enjoy summer evenings at the Getty Villa every Saturday through August 29. Linger in the galleries, and experience twilight in the gardens—including Saturday, July 4th.

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  Photo: © Michael Wharley 2013

The Villa Council Presents: Conflict Resolution and its Discontents in Classical Athens

Sunday, June 28, 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa
In this illustrated lecture, Edith Hall of King's College, London and the University of Oxford offers a new perspective of Aeschylus's tragedy Eumenides and its treatment of justice and conflict resolution. Free; a ticket is required.

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Bacchus Uncorked: Art, Wine, and Culture at the Getty Villa

Saturdays, July 11 and 18, 5:30–8:30 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Bacchus Uncorked is a new occasional series focusing on the grape in the ancient world. Hear insightful talks about wine cultivation and drinking practices from experts in archaeology, classical history, literature, and science, then enjoy a sommelier-led wine tasting at a special outdoor reception.

The series kicks off on Saturday, July 11, with noted classicist and culinary historian Albert Leonard and his talk Travels with Bacchus: How an Enigmatic Wine-God Came to France. Then on Saturday, July 18, anthropologist Michael Dietler presents Vinum, Vidi, Vici: Wine, Culture, and Colonialism in Ancient Gaul. Following each talk, enjoy a reception and wine tasting led by certified sommelier Mark Botieff.

Tickets $60 for each program.

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  Drawing from Antiquity participant

Drawing from Antiquity: Plein Air

Saturday, July 18, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Take part in the centuries-old tradition of sketching while enjoying the outdoor summer air. Experiment with watercolor pencils and wet brushes at the Plein Air session in July. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome at these free programs.

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Jewelry Workshop

Sunday, July 12, 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Designer and artist Deborah Wright leads a hands-on introduction to the art of fashioning metal into jewelry. Each student completes a chain linked bracelet with semi-precious cut gems. Course fee $125 (includes materials and lunch). Complimentary parking.

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  The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater at the Getty Villa The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater at the Getty Villa

Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles

Thursdays–Saturdays, September 10–October 3, 8:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa
From MacArthur Fellow and critically acclaimed author of Electricidad and Oedipus el Rey, Luis Alfaro's Mojada is a breathtaking reimagining of Euripides's Medea transported to East Los Angeles. Mojada is directed by Jessica Kubzansky and produced by The Theater @ Boston Court. Tickets $36–45.

Tickets on sale beginning July 1st!

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  Offering Bowl with Bacchus, Hercules, and Coins (The Patera of Rennes) (detail), Roman, about A.D. 210; gold. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des monnaies, médailles et antiques, Paris.

Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville

Through August 17, 2015 | The Getty Villa
A spectacular hoard of gilt-silver statuettes and vessels known as the Berthouville Treasure is presented following four years of meticulous conservation and research at the Getty Villa. The opulent cache is presented in its entirety for the first time outside Paris, together with precious gems, jewelry, and other Roman luxury objects.

This exhibition was organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum in collaboration with the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des monnaies, médailles et antiques, Paris. Generous support was provided by the Getty Museum's Villa Council.

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Also on view

Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity



Luxus: The Sumptuous Arts of Greece and Rome

Kenneth Lapatin
Rich with detailed illustrations, this elegantly conceived volume brings the luxury arts of antiquity back into brilliant life. Authored by Kenneth Lapatin, associate curator of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the book includes a broad range of objects, from jewelry made out of gold and silver, to statuettes and cameos made out of ivory and semiprecious stones.

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