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from the Capitoline Museums, Rome

August 10, 2012–May 6, 2013 at the Getty Villa


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All events are free, unless otherwise noted. Seating reservations are required. For reservations and information, please call (310) 440-7300.


Curators' Gallery Talks
Claire Lyons, acting senior curator of antiquities, and Mary Louise Hart, associate curator of antiquities, the J. Paul Getty Museum, lead 45-minute tours of the installation Lion Attacking a Horse from the Capitoline Museums, Rome.

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
Repeats September 20, October 25, November 29, and December 20, 2012 at 3:00pm.

Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.


Gallery Course

Beauty and Dominance: The Capitoline Lion Attacking a Horse
Long before the sculpture of the Capitoline she-wolf became an icon of Rome, the symbol of the city was a massive marble lion savaging a horse. Curators Claire Lyons and Mary Louise Hart explore the fascinating history of this violent yet beautiful sculpture. Trace its Hellenistic roots through its impact on Michelangelo and Renaissance artists to its function as an icon of civic authority and justice.

Course fee $35; $28 students.

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Meeting room and Museum galleries
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