Programs range from lectures for a general audience to seminars and symposia with a scholarly focus. We also offer a wide range of lecture and conversation series.
Programs at the Getty Villa explore the art and culture of the ancient Mediterranean from the perspectives of experts in a variety of fields, including art history, archaeology, classics, and conservation.
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Does Artistic Greatness Only Come with Age?
Creative men and women often produce their greatest work after middle age. Is experience—in life, in art, in love, and loss—necessary to create works that stand the test of time? Or is age merely a number when it comes to creativity? This panel, presented with Zócalo Public Square, explores the relationship between age and artistic greatness.
At the Getty Villa
Imagery and Identity: The Monumental Vases of Ancient Apulia
Richly decorated with complex imagery and narrative scenes, large figure-decorated vases of the 4th century B.C. found in Apulia (southeastern Italy) served as proud statements of identity. Archaeologist Tom Carpenter examines these vases and the funerary assemblages in which they were found to shed light on the otherwise little-known Apulian people. Complements the exhibition Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy. Free; a ticket is required.
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