Ever wonder what it would be like to take a museum object out of its case for a closer look? Try the next best thing! Join an educator on select days at the Getty Villa and handle replica objects along with the materials and tools that ancient artists used to create the works of art on display in the galleries.
Rippenschale, Greek or Roman (Eastern Mediterranean), second half of 1st century B.C. Glass. The J. Paul Getty Museum
Date: Thursdays and Fridays, beginning September 15, 2016 Time: 11:00 a.m.-noon Location: Getty Villa: Reading Room Admission: Free
In this multisensory handling session, learn about a variety of ancient glassmaking techniques still used by glass artists today, such as casting, core forming, mosaic, inflation, mold blowing, cameo carving, incising, and cutting. Complements the exhibition Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity. This is a free, drop-in program.
Mosaic of A Lion Attacking an Onager (detail), Roman (Tunisia), late 2nd century. Stone and glass tesserae. The J. Paul Getty Museum
Date: Thursdays and Fridays, through September 9, 2016 Time: 11:00 a.m.-noon Location: Getty Villa: Reading Room Admission: Free
How were mosaics created from pieces of stone and glass? Learn how these intricate architectural decorations were made in this multisensory handling session. Touch tools and materials similar to those used by ancient mosaicists, including tesserae, slaked lime, marble dust, and nippers. Complements the exhibition Roman Mosaics Across the Empire. This is a free, drop-in program.
How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.