Artist Sylvana Barrett demonstrates the art of gilding at a past artist-at-work demonstration
Learn about historic and contemporary materials and techniques from practicing artists in these free drop-in programs.

Artist at Work
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa

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.

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Pageant of Arms
Saturday, October 17 and December 5, 2015
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Auditorium

Join the members of the Legion Six Historical Society for a pageant of arms and armor from the Greco-Roman empires, narrated by Minerva, goddess of war and wisdom. Armor, such as the Greek linothorax, the Roman muscle cuirass, and the dramatic cavalry sports panoply, is modeled and discussed in relation to artworks in the Museum's collection. This is a free, drop-in program.

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Greek Music
Saturday, September 19, 2015
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Inner Peristyle

Join musicians Mario Lazaridis, George Moustakas, and Dimitris Mahlis for a garden concert featuring traditional Greek music. This is a free, drop-in program.

The Olympic Pantheon
Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, 2015
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Education Court

Witness a pageant of gods, goddesses, priests, and priestesses spanning the religions of the Greco-Roman world. The members of the Legion Six Historical Society will introduce the attributes and powers of the Olympian deities, including Aphrodite, Athena, Ares, Pluto, Vulcan, Hermes, Apollo, and Diana. This is a free, drop-in program.

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Artist Projects
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa

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The Gathering
Saturday, October 10, 2015
11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Outdoor classroom

Do you love to draw? Join us for this drop-in drawing event, sketch from a costumed model, and be inspired by dynamic drapery and texture with artists Marissa Magdelena and Kaitlynn Redell. All skill levels welcome. Supplies and guidance provided. Presented in conjunction with the city-wide Big Draw L.A. event and the exhibition The Art of the Fold: Drawings of Drapery and Costume. This is a free program.

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Elana Mann: Villa Murmurs
Saturday, October 11, 2014;
repeats Saturday, October 18
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Getty Villa, Herb Garden & Outer Peristyle

Los Angeles-based artist Elana Mann leads a participatory sonic engagement inspired by pioneering volcanologist Frank Alvord Perret, who invented "geophones" to listen to the earth's subterranean rumblings. Mann has designed contemporary listening devices to allow visitors to detect real and imagined murmurs of history in locations around the Getty Villa. What sounds will you hear? Open to 20 participants. This is a free program. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the program at the Tour Meeting Place.

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Getty Artists Program
The Getty Center

The Getty Artists Program extends the education department's existing artist-based programs to include individual artist projects or residencies. Invitations are extended to artists who have shown a strong interest in education. One artist is selected each year and given the freedom to select an audience to work with, and to develop focus and format of their own project.

One goal of the program is to provide invited artists with the opportunity to undertake innovative projects in collaboration with the Museum's staff. The projects provide Museum staff and visitors with new insights and perspectives into the Museum's collections and exhibitions. Thus, our existing audiences have new opportunities for unique learning experiences, and the program has the potential to bring in new audiences. Learn more about this program.

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Barbara Kruger—Whose Values?, 2014

Barbara Kruger, the 2014 Getty Artists Program invitee, is internationally-renown for her large-scale and immersive image, text, and video installations that address provocative social, cultural, and political issues.

For her project, Whose Values?, Kruger joins forces with LAUSD Title I High Schools, specifically 11th and 12th graders from Grover Cleveland High School's Humanities Magnet and Academy of Art and Technology, as well as 12th graders from Chatsworth High School's Humanitas Academy of Education and Human Services. Working with Getty staff and educators from the participating schools, Kruger will engage in small and large-format discussions and activities supporting collaborative art and writing projects connected to core curricular themes of social justice, identity, race, gender and advocacy.

"The Getty Artists Program is an opportunity for me to encourage students to try to visualize, musicalize, and textualize their experience in the world," says Kruger. "I know that this creation of commentary can change lives, encourage ambition, and suggest the pleasure of learning."

The project kicks off in November when Kruger speaks to participating students at Grover Cleveland High School, and will continue in 2015 with a culminating event in the spring.

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Point of View: Artist Talks
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa

Point of View: Artist Talks feature Los Angeles-based artists and related specialists in an informal and intimate gallery-talk program, offering a unique perspective on the Getty collection and temporary exhibitions. Free; offered on selected Thursday or Saturday afternoons.

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Point of View: Artist Talk
Thursday, October 8, 2015
1:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Center for Photographs

Join photographers Sawada Tomoko and Shiga Lieko, whose work appears in the exhibition The Younger Generation: Contemporary Japanese Photography, to learn about their processes of creating photographic series. Sawada talks about the difficult personal transformation she underwent to generate the self-portraits that appear in her project OMIAI♡, while Shiga recounts how the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami impacted the development of her mesmerizing series Rasen Kaigan. Sign up begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Information Desk.

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Silversmith Rick White
Saturday, August 15, 2015
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Museum galleries

Silversmith and restorer Rick White leads a tour of the exhibition, Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville, focusing on techniques and technical challenges faced by ancient silversmiths in Roman Gaul. Discussion will also explore the high level of craftsmanship of the silver luxury objects on view. Open to 25 participants. This is a free program. Sign-up begins at 1:45 p.m. at the Tour Meeting Place.

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