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

Drawing From the Masters: Mannerism and Exaggeration

March 3, 2019,
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Galleries

Free; no reservation required.

Elongated forms and dramatic compositions characterized the Mannerist style of the late Renaissance. Explore the emotive potential of exaggeration through guided drawing lessons combined with recent discoveries from the emerging field of neuroaesthetics with artist Peter Zokosky.

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At the Getty Villa

Powerful Protectors: Magic in the Roman World

March 2 and April 13, 2019,
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Education Courtyard

Free; no reservation required.

Through magical chants and special objects, ancient Romans harnessed the forces of nature and asked supernatural beings to bring good fortune and protection. In this interactive family workshop, customize a personal power pouch and join actress Beth Kennedy for theatrical play to activate the magic!

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