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Wine Cup with a Satyr and a Maenad (detail), 500–490 BC, attributed to Onesimos. Terracotta. The J. Paul Getty Museum


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Villa Premiere Presentation: SAPO featuring Buyepongo

Fridays–Sundays through February 24 | The Getty Villa
Loosely based on Aristophanes's The Frogs, SAPO takes place in the mid-1970s Latin music scene. It's a slithery world of mischief, deception, and slippery hippy lily pads where anything goes. Adapted and performed by Culture Clash, with music by Buyepongo. Tickets $20.

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  Scene from the Column of Trajan (detail) depicting the Roman emperor giving a speech to his troops, dedicated in AD 113, Roman, marble, from casts 202–203 in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome, scene 77. Scene from the Column of Trajan (detail) depicting the Roman emperor giving a speech to his troops, dedicated in AD 113, Roman, marble, from casts 202–203 in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome, scene 77.

Thinking Like a Roman: How to Renew America's Polarized Landscape

Saturday, February 24, 1:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Can lessons from ancient Rome help resolve contemporary political struggles? While many historians are skeptical given Rome's history of conquest, slavery, and autocratic rule, classicist Joy Connolly suggests that the Roman example paves the way toward lively, civil discourse on hot-button issues. Connolly proposes that Roman thinkers, especially Cicero, can help us better understand our political values and talk with one another across personal affiliations. Free; advance ticket required.

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  <em>Statue of Aphrodite (Venus Genetrix Type)</em> (detail), 2nd century AD, Roman. Marble. The J. Paul Getty Museum Statue of Aphrodite (Venus Genetrix Type) (detail), 2nd century AD, Roman. Marble. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Drawing from Antiquity: Venus and Cupid

Saturday, February 10, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Known to the Romans as Venus and to the Greeks as Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty appeared in fantastic stories told by ancient writers and poets. In this workshop, learn about and draw from many objects in the museum's collection depicting gods of love. This program is free.

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  Relief with Theater Masks, first century AD, Roman. Marble. The J. Paul Getty Museum

First-Century Theater Masks Relief

A first-century AD Roman marble relief showing theatrical masks on one side, and a satyr's head and thyrsos (wand) on the other joins the Museum's collection. The object will go on display at the Getty Villa, which is undergoing a reinstallation to be completed in April 2018.

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  Mixing Vessel with a Chariot Scene, about 320 BC, Branicki Painter. Terracotta. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Gift of Robert Collins

100 Years Later: The Hope Collection from London to Los Angeles

Provenance research unlocks the modern history of the Hope Collection, a renowned antiquities collection which includes a Campanian bell krater that is now part of the Museum's collection.

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"Palmyra, Plato and Play Doh: Getty Plans New Shows for Renovated Villa"

Getty Museum director Timothy Potts spoke with the New York Times about the Getty Villa's upcoming debut of newly reinstalled galleries and the opening of two exhibitions this spring.

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The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. Public and scholarly programs at the Villa include lectures, seminars, workshops, and symposia, and complement the interdisciplinary activities of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The permanent collections of the Museum and the Research Institute, changing exhibitions, the annual scholar research theme, conservation issues, theater productions, and research projects inspire programs for scholars, students, specialized professionals, and general audiences.

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