talks

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Making Athens Great (Again?): Modern Lessons from the Age of Pericles
7:30 PM
Auditorium, Getty Villa
Free Event; Ticket Required

Can an examination of ancient Greece and the career of Athens' greatest statesman, Pericles son of Xanthippos, tell us anything about current American politics? Professor Loren Samons of Boston University suggests that Athenian history helps explain contemporary events and may even allow us to predict the future of democracy in the West.
10/25/2017 7:30 PM
The Power of Personality: Jan Brueghel the Elder
3:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568 - 1625) was a key figure in early 17th-century Flemish painting and one of its most charismatic characters. His Entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark (1613), an exquisite and richly detailed celebration of the diversity of the animal kingdom, has captivated viewers for centuries. in this illustrated talk, paintings curator Anne Woollett situates the Getty Museum's exceptional holdings of one of Antwerp's most famous and influential painters,  considering the contexts of fame, adversity, humor, and artistic friendships.
10/29/2017 3:00 PM
Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
7:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Christopher de Hamel. a Fellow of Corpus Christi College in Cambridge and one of the leading experts on medieval manuscripts, examines twelve key manuscripts including the Getty's Spinola Hours. Join de Hamel as he travels the globe to visit these handmade treasures and expertly unlocks their mysteries, introducing us to kings, queens, saints, scribes, librarians, thieves and collectors in the process.
11/1/2017 7:00 PM
Encounters, Utopias, and Experimentation: From Pre-Columbian Tenochtitlan to Contemporary Buenos Aires
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM; THREE DAY EVENT
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

This three-day international symposium addresses the distinct conditions that led to artistic achievements, urban transformations, and cultural ad social innovations in the ancient Americas and in Latin America across the centuries. The full schedule of speakers and topics will be posted in mid-September on the Getty website.
11/3/2017 To 11/5/2017
Khipu, Body, Line: A Writing in Space
7:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Artist Cecilia Vicuna, a seminal figure in Latin American art and poetry, discusses her work and her poetic and artistic exploration of indigenous forms of knowledge. Her presentation addresses a materiality beyond the tangible object and gold as an embodiment of dialogue, connectivity, and responsiveness. This talk is the keynote address of the "Encounters, Utopias, and Experimentation" symposium at the Getty Center, Nov. 3 - 5.
11/4/2017 7:00 PM
How Does Nature Deepen Our Connection to the Sacred?
3:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

From pre-Renaissance to modern times, humanity has turned to nature for comfort and connection. What aspects of nature elicit such sentiments? And how does communing with nature affect our relationship with the world around us, and with one another? This panel with Chiyo Ishikawa, curator of European painting and sculpture at the Seattle Art Museum, Christopher (Toby) McLeod, director of the Sacred Land Film Project, and Sara Patterson, professor of theological studies at Hanover College, considers how and why nature draws us closer to the spiritual realm. Moderated by documentary filmmaker Jody Hassett Sanchez.
11/12/2017 3:00 PM
An Evening with Analia Saban and Gabriel Kuri
7:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium; Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Artists Analia Saban and Gabriel Kuri will be joined by GCI scientist Rachel Rivenc for a conversation about their working methods and approach to materials, the aging of the materials from which the artwork is created, and the role of conservation. Program includes a pair of short videos featuring Saban and Kuri.
11/14/2017 7:00 PM
Obama: An Intimate Portrait
7:30 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Tickets: $20 for lecture, $61 for lecture and book

Former White House photographer Pete Souza presents Obama: An Intimate Portrait, his new book with more than 300 of the over two million photographs he took of President Obama. Accompanied  with behind-the-scenes captions and stories, the photographs document the most consequential hours of the presidency - including the historic image of President Obama with his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission - alongside unguarded moments with the President's family, his encounters with children, and interactions with world leaders and cultural figures. Presented with Writers Bloc. Books sold by Eso Won.
11/29/2017 7:30 PM
Bellini and the Renaissance Imagination
2:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Keith Christiansen, the John Pope-Hennessy Chairman of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, considers the singular achievements of Giovanni Bellini as a painter of devotional artworks. He explores the critical traditions that underlie the conception of Bellini as a religious artist and how he expanded traditional parameters of the genre through a heightened emphasis on artistic intervention and imagination.
12/2/2017 2:00 PM
The Evolution of Fragility: Towards a New History of the Ancient World
4:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Theories about societal collapse in the ancient world often suggest that something catastrophic happened to an otherwise integrated, stable community. Anthropologist Norman Yoffee considers new research indicating that resistance of the goals of rulers were important factors leading to the demise of complex societies.
12/2/2017 4:00 PM
Cornelia Funke's Journey through the Ancient Americas
2:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event, Ticket Required

Children's author Cornelia Funke reads her latest story of ghost William Dampier as he encounters spirits from the ancient Americas.
12/3/2017 2:00 PM
Indigenous Knowledge and Making of the Colonial Latin America
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Symposium exploring how indigenous knowledge of art, architecture, science, medicine, and governance shaped colonial Latin America.
12/8/2017 To 12/9/2017
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