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
A Knight's Bookshelf
Nancy Regalado, professor of medieval French literature at New York University, discusses the importance of manuscripts among medieval nobility. These books, with their lavish images, functioned as prestigious commissions, precious material possessions, sources of thrilling entertainment, and vehicles for teaching moral and spiritual values to knights.
At the Getty Villa
Dynasty and Destiny in Imperial Rome: The Augustan Experiment and Its Legacy
As first Roman Emperor, Augustus Caesar set in motion an ambitious program of public art and architecture to glorify himself and his extended family. Professor John Pollini of the University of Southern California presents new ideas about the emperor's representational initiatives and explains innovative approaches to reading and understanding Augustan imagery. Free; a ticket is required.
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