Artist Peter Zokosky leads participants at a past Getty Drawing Hour
The J. Paul Getty Museum offers a wide range of courses and demonstrations at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.

Programs at the Getty Center focus on European art from the Middle Ages to today; programs at the Getty Villa explore the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.

We offer a range of gallery courses, courses, culinary programs, and artist demonstrations and projects throughout the year.

Event Highlights


All upcoming courses and demonstrations are listed on our event calendar. Featured upcoming events:

At the Getty Center



Drinking in the Past: Wine and Astrology from the Middle Ages to Today

Sunday,
June 2, 2019,
6:00–9:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall

Tickets $65; reservation required.

Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, the movements of the moon, sun, stars, and planets were believed to affect physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Join curator Bryan C. Keene and sommelier Mark Mark Keene in savoring the relationship between the history of wine and astrology in this tasting program that pairs biodynamically produced wines with medieval horoscopes. Wine tasting enjoyed on the outdoor terrace follows the talk. Complements the exhibition The Wondrous Cosmos in Medieval Manuscripts.

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At the Getty Villa



Drawing from Antiquity: Drawing Flowering Plants

Saturday,
May 25, 2019,
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Galleries

Free; no reservation required.

The colors and smells of flowering plants provide beauty and inspiration, and ancient Romans surrounded themselves with lovely flowers just as we do today. Find your creativity in the gardens of the Getty Villa and draw a variety of blooms using watercolor pencils.

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