Programs range from lectures for a general audience to seminars and symposia with a scholarly focus. We also offer a wide range of lecture and conversation series.
Programs at the Getty Villa explore the art and culture of the ancient Mediterranean from the perspectives of experts in a variety of fields, including art history, archaeology, classics, and conservation.
At the Getty Center
Buddhism in the World: The Norton Anthology of World Religions
Over the course of more than two millennia, Buddhism developed a canon of sacred texts that is vast in scope, geographical origin, and linguistic variety. The largest selection of these scriptures ever to appear in English has just been published as part of the Norton Anthology of World Religions. In this presentation, Jack Miles, editor-in-chief of the Norton volumes, and Donald Lopez, editor of the Buddhism section, offer their reflections on how and why Buddhism developed into a religion of global scope and significance.
At the Getty Villa
Excavating a Mycenaean Palace near Sparta
New archaeological discoveries reveal a Bronze Age settlement at the site of Ayios Vasileios near Sparta, Greece. Excavation director Adamantia Vasilogamvrou shares the extraordinary finds of Mycenaean wall paintings, objects crafted with precious materials, and an archive of tablets in Linear B, the written language of the 14th-century-B.C. Mycenaeans. Free; a ticket is required.
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