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.
The Getty Center
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.
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.
Roman Gems and Jewelry: The Art of Adornment
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Getty Villa Meeting Rooms and galleries
Tickets $25; complimentary parking, refreshments will be provided.
Tickets available Thursday, March 1 at 9:00 a.m.
Explore the world of Roman self-adornment with specialist Ruth Allen. Learn about jewelry and precious stones in the classroom and handle materials and replicas of ancient gems. Then tour the galleries to look closely at exquisite details and investigate the ways jewelry signals gender, status, and identity.