Gallery teachers lead discussion with participants at a past gallery course
Unique gallery courses explore the fascinating world of art and ideas found in the Museum's collection and current exhibitions. Participants have the opportunity for close encounters with art through lecture and guided discussion.

Courses are designed for adults and taught by educators, curators, and scholars. Registration and tickets are required for all courses.

Art Circles
The Getty Center


 
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A Masterpiece to Be Explored

Saturday, January 19, 2019
6:00–8:00 p.m.



Enrich your Saturday nights. Join an open-ended discussion in the galleries to heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual arts by exploring one masterpiece with an educator. The chosen work of art changes every session, making each visit a new experience. Course fee $25 per session (includes a food voucher and parking). Meet at the Museum Information Desk for course introduction.

Learn more about this program on our blog, The Iris.

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Experiencing the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa


Enjoy an afternoon at the Getty Villa exploring the antiquities collection, gardens, and ancient architecture. Course fee varies.

 
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Women's Fault? Family Dysfunction from Classical Greece to Suburban America

Sunday, December 9, 2018
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Getty Villa VN113-114 and galleries
Tickets $25; complimentary parking, refreshments will be provided.



Explore "What's wrong with women?" with Louis Fantasia of the Shakespeare Center of L.A. and educator and archaeologist Shelby Brown. Ancient Greek tragedies and art depicting famous myths reflect negative tropes of women that have endured for millennia. Examine ancient images and analyze examples of "problem" women through time in the classroom, then tour the galleries to learn more.

 
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Greek and Roman Art 101

Saturday, July 28, 2018
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Getty Villa Meeting Rooms and galleries
Tickets $25; complimentary parking, refreshments will be provided.

How did Greek and Roman art evolve? Explore the newly reinstalled galleries of the Getty Villa through a condensed course on the basics of classical art. With senior educator Shelby Brown, learn chronology, essential vocabulary, and fun tips for remembering artistic styles. Then tour the galleries and apply your new skills.

Originally scheduled for July 21, this program has been rescheduled for July 28. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 
Roman Gems and Jewelry: The Art of Adornment

Saturday, April 14, 2018
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Getty Villa Meeting Rooms and galleries
Tickets $25; complimentary parking, refreshments will be provided.

Explore the world of Roman self-adornment with specialist Ruth Allen. Learn about jewelry and precious stones in the classroom and handle materials and replicas of ancient gems. Then tour the galleries to look closely at exquisite details and investigate the ways jewelry signals gender, status, and identity.

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