Public Programs

Experience free talks with leading artists, thinkers, and scholars; contemporary performance, world music, and literary series; courses, including wine and culinary programs; and experimental theater that engages with ancient Greco-Roman traditions.


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Break away from the everyday! Take a closer look at art with Getty experts in dialogue with guest artists, writers, and thinkers. Covering 5,000 years of artworks in the Getty's collection, from Bronze Age figures to 21st-century photographs, these 30-minute online programs encourage thoughtful exchange and discovery about artistic practices, social issues, and more.

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Header image: Artist Moor Mother performing at the Getty Center. Photo by: Caleb Griffin