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



Artist at Work:
Fashion and Impressionism

Saturday, November 23, 2019,
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall

Free; no reservation required.

Modern life, fashion and art intersected in the works of the French Impressionists, rendering a new and influential Parisian aesthetic. Join costume historian Maxwell Barr and discover how corsets, bustles, bonnets and more shaped 19th-century silhouettes, attitudes, and tastes as he outfits a live model in a series of period costumes from day dress to ball gown, including a remarkable recreation of the dress featured in Edward Manet's painting Jeanne (Spring) from the Getty collection. Complements the exhibition Manet and Modern Beauty.

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At the Getty Villa



Making Scents of the Ancient World: Aromas of Mesopotamia

Saturday, November 16, 2019,
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa

Free; no reservation required.

Perfume was everywhere in the ancient world, from oils used to scent or heal the body to aromatic incense burned in homes and temples. The ancient Mesopotamians and Assyrians developed scented oils suitable for hair, beard, and body using fragrant plants, flowers, resins, and spices. In this free, drop-in workshop, build your own perfume incorporating ingredients used in antiquity and bring the past home with you. Complements the exhibition Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq.

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