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June 14–September 3, 2007 at the Getty Villa

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Gallery Talks

Conservators and curators from the J. Paul Getty Museum lead one-hour gallery talks on the exhibition. Space is limited. Sign up at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Entrance 15 minutes before the talk.

Kenneth Lapatin, associate curator of antiquities
Friday, June 22, 2007, 3:00 p.m.

Marie Svoboda, associate conservator of antiquities
Friday, July 6, 2007, 3:00 p.m.

Karol Wight, acting curator of antiquities
Friday, July 20, 2007, 3:00 p.m.

Janet Grossman, associate curator of antiquities
Friday, August 17, 2007, 3:00 p.m.

Mary Louise Hart, assistant curator of antiquities
Friday, August 31, 2007, 3:00 p.m.

Gallery Course

Self-Representation in the Northern Black Sea Region
Join Anna Trofimova, head of the Department of Classical Antiquities at the State Hermitage Museum, and Janet Grossman, associate curator of antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum, for an in-depth discussion of the various ways that the Scythians, Greeks, Bosporans, and Romans portrayed themselves in works of art. Tours of the exhibition are included. Course fee $20. Open to 50 participants.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Office Building and Museum galleries

Studio Course

Art of Ancient Jewelry
Learn ancient chain-making techniques in this daylong workshop led by master jeweler Todd Bracken. Take home a bracelet inspired by pieces in the exhibition. Course fee $65; materials fee $20. Open to 15 participants.
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Friday, July 20, 2007; Saturday, July 21, 2007; and Sunday, July 22, 2007; 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Education Studio

GettyGuideTM Audio Player

Take a self-guided audio tour and listen to a jeweler, a ceramicist, a conservator, and the exhibition's curators discuss the works of art in the exhibition. Pick up an audio player on the first floor of the Museum.

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Jewelry from Cities on the Northern Black Sea
Yuri Kalashnik, chief emeritus of Greek and Roman antiquities at the State Hermitage Museum, examines principal finds of jewelry from the northern Black Sea region. He considers their unique qualities as products of local Greek artists and also as reflections of trends in Classical goldworking.

Saturday, June 16, 2007, 3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Auditorium

Cybele in Olbia: The Impact of an Anatolian Deity in a Black Sea City
Pia Guldager Bilde, director of the Danish National Research Foundation's Center for Black Sea Studies, speaks about the goddess Cybele (mother of the gods), one of the earliest deities worshipped by the Greeks in the colony of Olbia. The lecture includes a survey of new finds from recent excavations.

Thursday, August 2, 2007, 8:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Auditorium

Artist-at-Work Demonstrations

Drop by as local artist Chavdar Chushev creates repoussé and intaglio jewelry using ancient techniques.

Thursday–Monday, June 28–July 2 and August 16–August 20, 2007, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Education Studio