Talks

Lectures, conferences, and symposia

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Sunday

DEC 8

10 am - 3:30 pm

GETTY CENTER

Leading American and European scholars share a wide range of new critical perspectives on Manet’s life and work.  Details 

Tuesday

DEC 10

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

In this lecture, Tim Barringer examines Victorian-era art critic John Ruskin's discourse on modernity and its relationship to art-historical thinking in the present day.  Details 

Saturday

JAN 11

1 pm - 3 pm

GETTY CENTER

Join costume historian Maxwell Barr and discover how corsets, bustles, bonnets and more shaped 19th-century silhouettes, attitudes, and tastes.  Details 

Sunday

JAN 12

2 pm

GETTY CENTER

Gus Casely-Hayford, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, traces the history of gold and the growth of West Africa’s empires.  Details 

Tuesday

JAN 28

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Art historian Annette Seeler examines the unique strategy of pictorial communication developed by the renowned early-20th-century printmaker, Käthe Kollwitz.  Details 

Saturday

FEB 1

9 am - 6 pm

GETTY CENTER

The second annual Getty Graduate Symposium showcases the work of emerging scholars from art history graduate programs across California.  Details 

Saturday

MAR 7

3 pm

GETTY VILLA

Geoarchaeologist Eberhard Zangger discusses one of the holiest places of ancient Hittite culture and its possible function as a lunisolar calendar.  Details 

Thursday

MAR 12

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Curator Louis Marchesano examines how German printmaker Käthe Kollwitz visualizes revolutionary awakening.  Details 

Wednesday

MAR 18

7:30 pm

GETTY VILLA

Ancient Mesopotamia is considered the birthplace of writing and with it, recorded history. Join Ariane Thomas, curator at the Louvre Museum in Paris, as she presents Mesopotamia in relation to the exhibition Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins.  Details