Gallery teachers lead discussion with participants at a past gallery course
Unique gallery courses explore the fascinating world of art and ideas found in the Museum's collection and current exhibitions. Participants have the opportunity for close encounters with art through lecture and guided discussion.

Courses are designed for adults and taught by educators, curators, and scholars. Registration and tickets are required for all courses.

Art Circles
The Getty Center


 
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A Masterpiece to Be Explored

Saturday, April 4, 2020
6:00–8:00 p.m.

Enrich your Saturday nights. Join an open-ended discussion in the galleries to heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual arts by exploring one masterpiece with an educator. The chosen work of art changes every session, making each visit a new experience. Course fee $25 per session (includes a food voucher and parking). Meet at the Museum Information Desk for course introduction.

Learn more about this program on our blog, The Iris.

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Experiencing the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa


Enjoy an afternoon at the Getty Villa exploring the antiquities collection, gardens, and ancient architecture. Course fee varies.

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Lebes (cauldron) with a drunken Satyr (detail)
 
Greek and Roman Art History 101 (Part 1)

Saturday, May 9, 2020
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Getty Villa
Ticket required; $25.

Explore classical art through the lens of the Getty Villa's antiquities collection in this two-part class with Senior Education Specialist Shelby Brown. Take one class, or both.

Class one on May 9 repeats a course taught in July, 2018. This is a wild ride through the basics. Learn the very big picture of how Greek and Roman art evolved, including essential chronology and vocabulary, and fun tips for remembering artistic styles. Then tour the galleries and apply your new skills.

Fragment of a Yellow Fresco Panel with Muse (detail)
 
Greek and Roman Art History 101 (Part 2)

Saturday, May 16, 2020
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Getty Villa
Ticket required; $25.

Explore classical art through the lens of the Getty Villa's antiquities collection in this two-part class with Senior Education Specialist Shelby Brown. Take one class, or both.

Class two on May 16 offers a deeper dive into specific time periods and iconic artworks and introduces aspects of Mesopotamian art that intersected with and influenced classical art. The tour for this class will include visits to the exhibitions Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq and Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins.