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Portrait of a Poet,

Portrait of a Poet, "The Arundel Head" (detail), 200–1 B.C., bronze and copper. Image courtesy of and © the Trustees of the British Museum


  Eros Riding a Lion Eros Riding a Lion, 100 B.C.–A.D. 25, bronze. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift of the American Foundation for the Study of Man (Wendell and Merilyn Phillips Collection), LTS1992.6.88

Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture from the Hellenistic World

On view through November 1, 2015 | The Getty Center
This unprecedented exhibition unites fifty significant bronzes of the Hellenistic age. New discoveries appear with works known for centuries, and several closely related statues are presented side by side for the first time.

"MISS IT AT YOUR PERIL."—Los Angeles Times

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Bank of America is the National Sponsor of this touring exhibition. The Los Angeles presentation is also supported by the Getty Museum's Villa Council, Vera R. Campbell Foundation, and the A. G. Leventis Foundation.


  Temple of Zeus, Nemea Temple of Zeus, Nemea (detail), after 1805. Simone Pomardi (Italian, 1757–1830). Watercolor. Courtesy of the Packard Humanities Institute

Greece's Enchanting Landscape: Watercolors by Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi

October 21, 2015–February 15, 2016 | The Getty Villa
Watercolors by English antiquarian Edward Dodwell and Italian artist Simone Pomardi bring to life a vanished world of Greek landscapes and ruins that enchanted European travelers and inspired their passionate pursuit of classical antiquity.

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  Justin Huen (Hason) and Sabina Zuniga Varela (Medea) Justin Huen (Hason) and Sabina Zuniga Varela (Medea). Photo credit: Craig Schwartz

Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles

Thursdays–Saturdays, Through October 3 | The Getty Villa
A breathtaking reimagining of Euripides's Medea transported to East Los Angeles, this new adaptation by MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro tackles the complexities of family, tradition, and culture. Directed by Jessica Kubzansky. Produced by the Theatre @ Boston Court. Tickets $36–$45.

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  Luis Alfaro Luis Alfaro. Photo: Craig Schwartz

From Ancient Greece to Modern L.A.: Why the Classics Still Matter

Saturday, October 3, 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Playwright Luis Alfaro discusses his fascination with Greek tragedies, his re-imagining of Medea, and the ways Euripides still speaks to us. Free; advance ticket required.

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  Remains of a late second/early first century B.C. shipwreck found in the South Euboean Gulf, Greece Remains of a late second/early first century B.C. shipwreck found in the South Euboean Gulf, Greece. Photo: George Koutsouflakis

Bronze Sculpture from the Aegean Sea: A Reassessment of Old and New Finds

Tuesday, October 13, 7:30 p.m. | The Getty Center
Marine archaeologist George Koutsouflakis discusses some of the spectacular discoveries made by the Hellenic Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities. Free; advance ticket required.

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  Victorious Athlete Victorious Athlete "The Getty Bronze", (detail), 300–100 B.C., bronze and copper. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Muscle into Bronze: Athletics, Athletes, and Athletic Victor Statues in the Hellenistic Aegean

Sunday, October 25, 3:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
Art historian Andrew Stewart traces the history of ancient Greek athletics and athletic victor statues. Free; advance ticket required.

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  19th International Congress on Ancient Bronzes

19th International Congress on Ancient Bronzes

Tuesday, October 13–Saturday, October 17 | The Getty Center
Archaeologists, art historians, conservators, scientists, and students convene to investigate the artistry, craftsmanship, production, conservation, and science of ancient bronzes. Registration fee $175; $75 students.

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  Musicians Giorgios Moustakas, Dimitris Mahlis, and Mario Lazaridis Musicians Giorgios Moustakas, Dimitris Mahlis, and Mario Lazaridis

Artist-at-Work Sessions: Greek Music and Pageant of Arms

Saturday, September 19 and October 17, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 2:30–3:30 p.m. | The Getty Villa
This Saturday, enjoy a garden concert featuring traditional Music of Greece. In October, members of the Legion Six Historical Society present a Pageant of Arms and armor narrated by the goddess Minerva.

Meet artists, ask questions, and get close to the action at these free, drop-in programs.

  Drawing from Antiquity students in action. Drawing from Antiquity students in action.

Drawing from Antiquity Sessions: Making Faces and Creative/Classical

Saturdays, September 19 and October 24, 11:00 a.m. | The Getty Villa
Discover the tradition of sketching from ancient works of art and architecture in these free, informal lessons. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome.

Making Faces session this Saturday.

Creative/Classical session in October.

  Paestan red-figure neck amphora Orestes about to slay his mother Clytemnestra because she murdered his father. Paestan red-figure neck amphora (detail). South Italian, about 340 B.C. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Gift of Stanley Silverman

Bad Women, Wives, and Witches

Saturday, October 3, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa
Investigate the inappropriate behavior and misdeeds of ordinary and magical women in ancient Greece. Course fee $35 (includes refreshments). Complimentary parking.

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  Bronze Pour, Decker Fine Arts Foundry Bronze Pour, Decker Fine Arts Foundry

Bronze Casting Workshop

Tuesdays, October 20–November 3, 12:30–4:30 p.m. | The Getty Center
Learn the art of lost-wax casting in this three-session workshop with sculptor and foundry president Sandy Decker. Course fee $235 (includes materials, foundry tour, and bronze casting fees). Complimentary parking at the Getty Center.

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