Talks

Lectures, conferences, and symposia

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Saturday

FEB 24

1 pm

GETTY VILLA

Classicist Joy Connolly discusses how the Roman example can help resolve contemporary political struggles.  Details 

Saturday

FEB 24

7:30 pm

GETTY CENTER

Artists and composers evoke, imitate, mock, or pay tribute to animals.  Details 

Thursday

MAR 1

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

In this conversation, prominent art historians and researchers examine reasons for tracing the history of an artwork's ownership.  Details 

Wednesday

MAR 7

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Artists discuss the integral role of paper in their practice.  Details 

Thursday

MAR 8

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Kay Redfield Jamison, author of An Unquiet Mind and Night Falls Fast, is joined by Ayelet Waldman, author of A Really Good Day and Bad...  Details 

Sunday

MAR 11

1 pm - 5 pm

GETTY VILLA

Enjoy an afternoon of art and music inspired by an underworld love story.  Details 

Sunday

MAR 11

3 pm

GETTY CENTER

Historians examine the fraught status of Jews and Muslims in western Europe.  Details 

Wednesday

MAR 14

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Sanjay Subrahmanyam examines the perception of India in 17th-century western Europe.  Details 

Tuesday

MAR 20

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Carolee Schneemann, one of the pioneers of 1960s feminist art, discusses the practical and aesthetic aspects of her archive, housed at the Getty Research Institute.  Details 

Wednesday

MAR 21

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Author Geoff Dyer presents his new book, a masterfully curated selection of 100 photographs by American artist Garry Winogrand  Details 

Wednesday

MAR 28

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Ancient art expert Robert Bianchi explains how ancient Egyptians approached the visual arts.  Details 

Sunday

APR 8

10 am - 6 pm

GETTY CENTER

To elucidate the importance of India for the Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606–1669) and other Europeans of his time, this...  Details 

Sunday

APR 15

4 pm

GETTY CENTER

The discovery of a long-lost Michelangelo drawing in 1995 in the library of Castle Howard, England, made newspaper headlines around the...  Details 

Sunday

APR 29

3 pm

GETTY CENTER

From the ancient Greeks and Romans to the 19th century, European scholars have been fascinated by pharaonic Egypt. They imagined that the...  Details