Talks

Lectures, conferences, and symposia

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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 

Sunday

MAR 31

2 pm

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Join in the celebration of the life and work of author and curator Lyn Kienholz and artist John Mason.  Details 

Sunday

MAR 31

3 pm - 4 pm

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Celebrate April Fools' Day with an examination of "funny," Roman-style. Scholar Amy Richlin explores what made Romans laugh and how joking...  Details 

Thursday

APR 18

2 pm - 6 pm

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This two-day symposium considers the relationship of the ancient caravan city of Palmyra to the Mediterranean, the Near East, and beyond.  Details 

Friday

APR 19

10 am - 6 pm

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This two-day symposium considers the relationship of the ancient caravan city of Palmyra to the Mediterranean, the Near East, and beyond.  Details 

Tuesday

APR 30

7 pm

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Getty President James Cuno and author Terence Ward explore what lies at the root of crimes against cultural heritage and what the world can do about it.  Details 

Saturday

MAY 4

3 pm - 4:30 pm

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The Getty's Julian Brooks, Sue Ann Chui, and Davide Gasparotto offer insight into Leonardo da Vinci’s work and influence in this program marking the 500th anniversary of his death.  Details 

Sunday

MAY 5

3 pm

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Artist Paul Chan suggests that we can learn from Classical thinkers about defending ourselves from data thieves and fake news makers.  Details 

Tuesday, Wednesday

May 7 - May 8

9 am - 5:30 pm

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This symposium addresses Monumentality—its role in nation building, the subversive potential of monument making, and the monumental in building and infrastructure.  Details 

Sunday

MAY 19

4 pm

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Renowned manuscript expert Christopher de Hamel looks at the real and fantastical animals of medieval bestiaries and where these manuscripts were made.  Details 

Monday

MAY 20

7:30 pm

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Art historian Barbara Furlotti reconstructs the long journey of antiquities from excavation sites to elite Renaissance collections.  Details 

Saturday

JUN 1

6 pm - 9 pm

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Savor the relationship between the history, wine, and astrology with curator Bryan C. Keene and sommelier Mark Mark Keene.  Details 

Sunday

JUN 2

3 pm

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Inspired by the Getty Museum’s exhibition of medieval bestiaries, this talk explores the myriad and complex connections between humans and animals in Southern California.  Details 

Sunday

JUN 2

6 pm - 9 pm

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Savor the relationship between the history, wine, and astrology with curator Bryan C. Keene and sommelier Mark Mark Keene.  Details 

Thursday

JUN 6

7 pm

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Neil MacGregor, former director of the British Museum, presents his latest book exploring history and ideas through the legacy of art and artifacts.  Details 

Thursday

JUN 13

7 pm

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Three contemporary artists explores the enduring desire to discern the human in the animal world (and vice versa) in this panel discussion.  Details 

Sunday

JUN 16

4 pm

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Bauhaus on Screen presents a 90-minute program of black-and-white short films produced at the Bauhaus, followed by a lecture with filmmaker and writer Thomas Tode.  Details 

Sunday

JUN 23

4 pm

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Join Margot Fassler on a journey through the stages of creation according to the Book of Genesis and a 12th-century, egg-shaped model of the universe as envisioned by Hildegard of Bingen.  Details