Ever wonder what it would be like to take a museum object out of its case for a closer look? Try the next best thing! Join an educator on select days at the Getty Villa and handle replica objects along with the materials and tools that ancient artists used to create the works of art on display in the galleries.
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Date: Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m Sundays, June 10 and 24, 2018 2:003:00 p.m. Location: Villa: Please confirm location at Tour Meeting Place Admission: Free
How were Greek vases made? Find out in this multisensory session exploring Greek black and red figure styles. Handle tools and materials similar to those used by ancient potters and painters, and examine replicas to discover the functions of vessel shapes and the different painting techniques employed by artists. This is a free, drop-in program.
Mosaic of A Lion Attacking an Onager (detail), Roman (Tunisia), late 2nd century. Stone and glass tesserae. The J. Paul Getty Museum
How were mosaics created from pieces of stone and glass? Learn how these intricate architectural decorations were made in this multisensory handling session. Touch tools and materials similar to those used by ancient mosaicists, including tesserae, slaked lime, marble dust, and nippers. This is a free, drop-in program.
How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.