Courses and Culinary Programs

The Getty Museum offers a wide range of art courses and culinary programs at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. Programs at the Getty Center focus on European art from the Middle Ages to today; programs at the Getty Villa explore the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.

Featured Events

The Tudor Table: Food and Drink at the Court of Henry VIII

Recording of December 2021 Lecture

Dining at the court of King Henry VIII was replete with sensual surprises. The Tudors preferred their food richly spiced, sweetened, and brightly colored. Join food historian and author Ken Albala to discover how food in Renaissance England served as a marker of status and an expression of identity and sophistication.

Event Series



Getty Center, throughout the year

Enjoy presentations of historical art-making techniques related to the Museum's collection and exhibitions. Meet artists, ask questions, and get close to the action. This is a free, drop-in program.

Drawing from Antiquity

Getty Villa, throughout the year

Take part in the centuries-old tradition of sketching from ancient works by drawing from the Museum’s collection and sights at the Getty Villa. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. This is a free program.

Drawing from the Masters

Getty Center, throughout the year

Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art at the Getty Center. Materials are provided and all experience levels welcome.

Drinking in the Past

Getty Center, throughout the year, ages 21 and older

A culinary series focused on wines, spirits, and brews inspired by art history and the Museum's collections and exhibitions. Led by food and beverage experts, past examples include Rediscovering and Recreating Ancient Egyptian Brews, and The Intoxicating Art of Impressionism.

Bacchus Uncorked

Getty Villa, throughout the year, ages 21 and older

A 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.