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.
Mosaic of A Lion Attacking an Onager (detail), Roman (Tunisia), late 2nd century. Stone and glass tesserae. The J. Paul Getty Museum
Date: Fridays, July 7 through September 8, 2017 Time: 11:00 a.m.-noon Location: Getty Villa: Please confirm location at Tour Meeting Place 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.
Wall Fragment with a Peacock, about 70 AD, Roman. Fresco. The J. Paul Getty Museum
Date: Thursdays and Fridays, April 6-June 30, 2017 Time: 11:00 a.m.-noon Location: Getty Villa: Please confirm location at Tour Meeting Place Admission: Free
How were ancient frescoes painted into wet plaster? Learn about the oldest-known painting medium in this multisensory handling session. Touch tools and materials used by ancient wall painters, including plaster, marble dust, sand, pigment, and trowels. 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.