Gallery teachers lead discussion with participants at a past gallery course
Unique gallery courses explore the fascinating world of art and ideas found in the Museum's collection and current exhibitions. Participants have the opportunity for close encounters with art through lecture and guided discussion.

Courses are designed for adults and taught by educators, curators, and scholars. Registration and tickets are required for all courses.

Art Circles
The Getty Center

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A Masterpiece to Be Explored

Saturday, February 15, 2020
6:00–8:00 p.m.

Enrich your Saturday nights. Join an open-ended discussion in the galleries to heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual arts by exploring one masterpiece with an educator. The chosen work of art changes every session, making each visit a new experience. Course fee $25 per session (includes a food voucher and parking). Meet at the Museum Information Desk for course introduction.

Learn more about this program on our blog, The Iris.

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Experiencing the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa

Enjoy an afternoon at the Getty Villa exploring the antiquities collection, gardens, and ancient architecture. Course fee varies.

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Bacchus Uncorked: Love, Loss, and Libations

Saturday, February 9, 2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
4:00–7:00 p.m.
Getty Villa Galleries and Founder's Room
Tickets $75; complimentary parking, limited to 40 guests. Must be 21 years of age or older.

Celebrate the spirit of Valentine's Day with an afternoon of love, art, and wine at the Getty Villa. Start with a gallery tour highlighting famous lovers from classical mythology and the gods and mortals whose passions took them to Hades's realm. Then join wine educator and sommelier Giammario Villa to sip and learn about wines from volcanic regions of Southern Italy, considered entry points to the Underworld.

This program complements the exhibition Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife on view through March 18, 2019.

Women's Fault? Family Dysfunction from Classical Greece to Suburban America

Sunday, December 9, 2018
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Getty Villa VN113-114 and galleries
Tickets $25; complimentary parking, refreshments will be provided.

Explore "What's wrong with women?" with Louis Fantasia of the Shakespeare Center of L.A. and educator and archaeologist Shelby Brown. Ancient Greek tragedies and art depicting famous myths reflect negative tropes of women that have endured for millennia. Examine ancient images and analyze examples of "problem" women through time in the classroom, then tour the galleries to learn more.