In TOUCH with Antiquity
The Getty Villa
Ever wonder what it would be like to take a museum object out of its case for a closer look? Try the next best thing! Join an educator on select days at the Getty Villa to look closely, touch ancient fragments, and handle replica objects along with the materials and tools that ancient artists used to create the works of art on display in the galleries.
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December 26, 2019–January 5, 2020
Time: Wednesdays–Mondays, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Open special hours on Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Closed Wednesdays, December 25, 2019 and January 1, 2020
Location: Gallery 104
How were Greek vases made? Find out in this multisensory session exploring Greek black and red-figure styles. Examine and touch ancient vase fragments to learn how archaeologists and art historians gain important information from even small pieces of a broken vessel. Handle tools and materials similar to those used by ancient potters and painters, and identify vase shapes and the different painting techniques employed by artists. This is a free, drop-in program.
How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.