Talks

Lectures, conferences, and symposia

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Wednesday

JAN 23

7 pm

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Internationally-acclaimed architect Daniel Libeskind, the self-proclaimed rebel whose designs include the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the...  Details 

Saturday

JAN 26

9 am - 6 pm

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The first annual Getty Graduate Symposium, showcasing the work of emerging scholars from art history graduate programs across California.  Details 

Sunday

JAN 27

3 pm

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Learn about and discuss the Rothschild Pentateuch, a recent addition to the Getty Museum's collection. This elaborately illuminated...  Details 

Thursday

JAN 31

7 pm

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Los Angeles-based British sculptor Thomas Houseago's approach to the human form combines traditional and unconventional materials to create...  Details 

Saturday

FEB 2

2 pm - 4:30 pm

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Experts discuss how technology is helping to build a "new" Palmyra.  Details 

Thursday

FEB 7

7 pm

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Two artists discuss the contributions of trans art to the cultural and political landscape. Chris E. Vargas deploys humor and performance...  Details 

Saturday

FEB 9

3 pm

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Bruce Edelstein, professor at NYU Florence and co-curator of Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters, discusses the context of Pontormo's...  Details 

Saturday

FEB 9

4 pm - 7 pm

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Celebrate the spirit of Valentine's Day exploring love, art, and wine at the Getty Villa. Start with a gallery tour highlighting famous...  Details 

Sunday

FEB 10

3 pm

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Classicist Radcliffe Edmonds discusses ancient Greek ideas about the afterlife.  Details 

Saturday

FEB 16

4 pm - 7 pm

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Celebrate the spirit of Valentine's Day exploring love, art, and wine at the Getty Villa. Start with a gallery tour highlighting famous...  Details 

Sunday

FEB 17

1 pm - 4 pm

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Experts explore the ways the afterlife has been imagined in a variety of cultures and religions.  Details 

Wednesday

FEB 20

7:30 pm

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Hear how ancient Palmyra became one of the most prosperous cities of the ancient world from archaeologist Katia Schörle.  Details 

Wednesday

FEB 27

7 pm

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The written word dominates many aspects of human lives. From the earliest forms of writing in the world's first civilizations to today's...  Details 

Thursday

FEB 28

11 am

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Mary Schmidt Campbell discusses An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden, her biography of the renowned 20th-century African American artist.  Details 

Sunday

MAR 3

3 pm

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How do you discover a lost Michelangelo drawing? And how did it come to be lost in the first place? Julian Brooks, senior curator of...  Details 

Wednesday

MAR 13

7:30 pm

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Is the idea of "fake news" a new problem, or itself "fake news"? In 1710, Jonathan Swift wrote, "Falsehood flies, and the truth comes...  Details 

Wednesday

MAR 27

7 pm

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Paintings curator Davide Gasparotto discusses the work of Jacopo da Pontormo (1494–1557), one of the most imaginative Florentine painters and...  Details