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.
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A Masterpiece to Be Explored
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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.
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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Bacchus Uncorked: Love, Loss, and Libations
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Getty Villa Galleries and Founder's Room
Tickets $75; complimentary parking, limited to 40 guests. Must be 21 years of age or older.
Celebrate the spirit of Valentine's Day with an afternoon of love, art, and wine at the Getty Villa. Start with a gallery tour highlighting famous lovers from classical mythology and the gods and mortals whose passions took them to Hades's realm. Then join wine educator and sommelier Giammario Villa to sip and learn about wines from volcanic regions of Southern Italy, considered entry points to the Underworld.
This program complements the exhibition Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife on view through March 18, 2019.
Greek and Roman Art 101
Saturday, July 28, 2018
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.