Talks

Lectures, conferences, and symposia

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Saturday

JAN 21

3 pm

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Anne-Lise Desmas, head of the department of sculpture and decorative arts at the Getty and co-curator of the exhibition Bourchardon: Royal...  Details 

Sunday

JAN 22

3 pm

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How can we gain insight into the emotions of interest, pleasure, boredom, or fear that 18th-century viewers experienced when looking at...  Details 

Wednesday

JAN 25

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Simon Goodman discusses his book The Orpheus Clock—a fascinating true story about Nazi looting of art and restitution.  Details 

Thursday, Friday

Feb 2 - Feb 3

9 am

GETTY CENTER

International two-day colloquium presenting new discoveries and approaches to art and the Reformation.  Details 

Tuesday

FEB 7

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Since the 1960s, Brooklyn-based artist Martha Rosler has offered political and social critique through video, photography, installations,...  Details 

Wednesday

FEB 8

3 pm

GETTY CENTER

A panel of specialists discuss the unfolding consequences of war on historic sites and monuments in Syria and throughout the region.  Details 

Tuesday

FEB 14

9 am - 9:15 am

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Peter Louis Bonfitto and Jane Friedman discuss travel literature in the mid-19th century.  Details 

Tuesday

FEB 21

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Professor Emeritus John Onians presents neuroarthistory, an approach to art that makes use of the latest neuroscientific knowledge.  Details 

Thursday

FEB 23

7 pm - 8:30 pm

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Artist, architect, and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar, winner of the MacArthur and Guggenheim awards, discusses his recent work and reflects on...  Details 

Tuesday

FEB 28

9 am - 9:15 am

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Peter Louis Bonfitto presents extraordinary proof prints from a neoclassical diplomatic voyage to the Ottoman court  Details 

Saturday

MAR 4

7 pm

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Ukranian-born pianist Inna Faliks, professor of piano at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, joins art historians Richard Kendall and...  Details 

Tuesday

MAR 14

9 am - 9:15 am

ONLINE ONLY FACEBOOK LIVE

Get a behind-the-scenes perspective on the Getty Research Institute's first online exhibition.  Details 

Wednesday

MAR 22

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Sculptor Charles Ray, whose Boy with Frog stands in front of the Getty Museum, joins the Getty's curators of sculpture, Anne-Lise Desmas,...  Details 

Wednesday

MAR 29

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

An image is worth a thousand words. But is that still true? As images have begun to surpass text in our understanding of the world, we’re...  Details 

Thursday

MAY 4

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

In the 9th-century Carolingian Empire, scribes and artists played a leading role in the preservation and interpretation of ancient culture....  Details