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
The Way through Camerawork: Minor White in San Francisco, 1946–1953
Curator and art historian Susan Ehrens situates Minor White within the tradition of photographic modernism that flourished in San Francisco after World War II. Drawing on unpublished photographs and correspondence, Ehrens discusses the formative years of White's engagement with photography, including relationships with photographers such as Ansel Adams, Rose Mandel, Dorothea Lange, and Edward Weston.
At the Getty Villa
At the Byzantine Table: Greek Traditions, Roman Tastes
Indulge in the culinary pleasures of Byzantium with a dinner inspired by the foods of ancient Greece infused with Roman spices. Historian Andrew Dalby sets the stage with a lecture on the distinctive cuisine of this distant empire.
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Uncorking the Past: Ancient Ales, Wines, and Extreme Beverages
Patrick McGovern, scientific director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia, explains the biomolecular archaeological approach behind the discovery of some of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the world.
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