Talks

Lectures, conferences, and symposia

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Wednesday

MAY 23

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

When telling the history of the world from a national perspective, how does one avoid falling into the pitfalls of overblown patriotism or...  Details 

Saturday

JUN 2

5 pm - 8 pm

GETTY VILLA

Celebrate drinking and thinking, classical style, at the reinstalled Getty Villa.  Details 

Sunday

JUN 3

11:30 am - 5 pm

GETTY CENTER

Discover how the imagination and activities of artists can contribute to scientific discovery. Artists and scientists collaborating in the...  Details 

Monday

JUN 4

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Renowned Iranian singer-songwriter and composer Mohsen Namjoo, and artists Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari, come to the Getty to discuss...  Details 

Sunday

JUN 10

3 pm

GETTY VILLA

Renowned art historian Simon Schama celebrates the power of color in masterpieces of art and architecture.  Details 

Saturday

JUN 16

5 pm - 8 pm

GETTY VILLA

Celebrate drinking and thinking, classical style, at the reinstalled Getty Villa.  Details 

Sunday

JUL 15

3 pm

GETTY CENTER

Laura Llewellyn, curator of paintings, unlocks some of the mysteries surrounding Saint Luke the Evangelist by Simone Martini, an early...  Details 

Saturday

JUL 21

6:30 pm

GETTY CENTER

Excerpts from Peter Forgacs's Picturesque Epochs and from Gabor Body's Infermental 3 feature family movies and experimentations by underground artists.  Details 

Wednesday

JUL 25

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Fashion photographer Scott Schuman launched the pioneering and renowned style blog The Sartorialist to create a two-way dialogue about the...  Details 

Wednesday

AUG 8

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptian Art at UCLA and author of The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt,...  Details 

Sunday

AUG 19

5 pm

GETTY CENTER

Deborah Willis, artist and professor of photography and imaging at New York University, explores the ways in which the concepts of beauty...  Details