Artist Peter Zokosky leads participants at a past Getty Drawing Hour
The J. Paul Getty Museum offers a wide range of courses and demonstrations 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.

We offer a range of gallery courses, studio courses, culinary workshops, handling sessions and artist demonstrations and projects throughout the year.

Event Highlights

All upcoming courses and demonstrations are listed on our event calendar. Featured upcoming events:

At the Getty Center

Artist at Work: Daguerreotypes

Sunday, November 29, 2015,
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Studios

Drop by as photographer Luther Gerlach demonstrates the materials and techniques used to make daguerreotypes, an early photographic medium invented by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre. Daguerreotypes were a wildly popular medium for portraiture into the mid-1850s. Complements the exhibition In Focus: Daguerreotypes.

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At the Getty Villa

Artist at Work: Pageant of Arms

Saturday, 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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