Talks

Lectures, conferences, and symposia

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Saturday

FEB 29

2 pm - 4:30 pm

GETTY VILLA

In this panel of short talks spanning Egypt, Greece, and Rome, scholars examine modern depictions of transgressive women in popular media, from comic books to video games.  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 

Sunday

MAR 8

4 pm

GETTY CENTER

Julian Brooks, senior curator of drawings, studies the sketches that remain of the Sistine Chapel, and considers what might have been lost.  Details 

Thursday

MAR 12

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

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

Saturday

MAR 14

3 pm

GETTY VILLA

Historian Stefan Chrissanthos chronicles the dramatic rise and sudden fall of Gaius Julius Caesar and his prominent role in the collapse of the Roman Republic.  Details 

Sunday

MAR 15

3 pm

GETTY VILLA

Historian Edward Watts discusses the assassination of Julius Caesar and how the battle over his legacy transformed Rome’s future.  Details 

Wednesday

MAR 18

7:30 pm

GETTY VILLA

Ariane Thomas of the Louvre Museum illuminates the culture of ancient Mesopotamia and objects featured in the exhibition Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins.  Details 

Sunday

MAR 29

4 pm

GETTY CENTER

In conversation with assistant curator of photography Arpad Kovacs, Scott B. Davis discusses his photographic practice and the challenges of working with a medium that is notoriously difficult to manage.  Details 

Saturday

APR 4

2 pm

GETTY VILLA

Learn about the lavish palaces of ancient Assyria and the stunning stone reliefs on view at the Getty Villa from archaeologist Gareth Brereton.  Details 

Wednesday

APR 15

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Charlotte Vignon discusses how prominent art and antiques dealer Duveen Brothers came to dominate the transatlantic art market for decades.  Details 

Saturday

APR 18

4 pm

GETTY CENTER

Art historian Aaron Hyman, of John Hopkins University, traces the journey of a single printed composition by Peter Paul Rubens that has long puzzled scholars.  Details 

Saturday

APR 25

6:30 pm

THE UNDERGROUND MUSEUM

Astronaut Dr. Yvonne Cagle and Getty artist in residence Tavares Strachan discuss their collaborations and 21st-century ecological challenges.  Details 

Thursday

MAY 7

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Curators Elisabeth Sussman and Courtney Martin discuss how curating has changed since the 1960s.  Details 

Tuesday

MAY 12

9 am - 6 pm

GETTY CENTER

This symposium addresses art and ecology–exploring how ecological concepts are negotiated in the visual arts and architecture.  Details 

Wednesday

MAY 13

9 am - 5:30 pm

GETTY CENTER

This symposium addresses art and ecology--exploring how ecological concepts are negotiated in the visual arts and architecture.  Details 

Wednesday

MAY 13

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Artist Ursula Schulz-Dornburg and Getty artist-in-residence Tavares Strachan discuss ecological themes within their art practices.  Details 

Friday

MAY 15

6 pm - 9 pm

GETTY CENTER

Explore the fascinating connections between food, drink, and the incomparable Renaissance artist Michelangelo.  Details 

Sunday

MAY 17

6 pm - 9 pm

GETTY CENTER

Explore the fascinating connections between food, drink, and the incomparable Renaissance artist Michelangelo.  Details 

Thursday

JUN 4

7 pm

GETTY CENTER

Feminist art movement figure Sheila Levrant de Bretteville joins a special guest to discuss the enduring impact of the Woman's Building.  Details