talks

13 shows found
Larry Wolff on Decoding the Eighteenth Century
5:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall; Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Distinguished professor Larry Wolff of New York University returns to the Getty to discuss how historians utilize paintings, such as those in the exhibition Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe, and other artistic sources to enhance their understanding of eighteenth-century public events and ceremonies.
5/27/2017 5:00 PM
Reportage and Representation: Viewing History in Eighteenth-Century Europe
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

On the occasion of the exhibition Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe, this scholarly symposium investigates the artistic framework and historical context of eighteenth-century view paintings recording contemporary events.
5/28/2017 9:00 AM
The Bumpy Road to Beautiful Italy
3:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

With one eye on the practicalities and perils in Italy in past centuries, Julian Brooks, senior curator of drawings at the Getty, discusses some of the works of art made by visitors to the country, and how they respond to-and fueled-the lure of Italy.
6/4/2017 3:00 PM
Sebastiao Salgado: A Life in Photography
7:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Tickets: $15

Renowned photographer Sebastiao Salgado comes to the Getty to reflect on his long and influential career. Salgado's many publications and exhibitions include Migrations: Humanity in Transition (recently re-issued as  Exodus); Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age; The Children: Refugees and Migrants and most recently, Genesis. As the Getty presents Chris Killip's In Flagrante, which documents the devastating impact of deindustrialization on working-class communities in northern Ireland, Salgado's images of poor and powerless people around the globe have special resonance.
6/6/2017 7:00 PM
What Can the Ancient World Teach Us About Globalization?
7:30 PM
Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, Getty Villa
Free Event, Ticket Required

Today's backlash against globalization raises hard questions. What does greater connectedness across borders mean for jobs, national identities, culture, and governments? The ancient Greek and Roman worlds also saw increasing flows of objects, people, and ideas that created a broader international consciousness-and no small amount of dislocation and turmoil. This panel, presented with Zocalo Public Square, reckons with timeless questions of globalization.
6/7/2017 7:30 PM
What Does Blue Mean?
7:00 PM
Harold M Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Blue describes emotional states, musical and literary genres, and moral codes. And yet, historically, humans have found the color notably difficult to pin down. How did blue come to occupy its singular scientific and cultural significance? What relationships exist between the history of blue pigments and the wealth of meanings the term conveys today? A panel of authors, scientists, and critics explores the science and sentiment of the color blue.
6/8/2017 7:00 PM
Beyond the 1%: How Everyday Romans Lived
3:00 PM
Auditorium, Getty Villa
Free Event; Ticket Required

How did 99% of Romans experience city life? Roman scholar Jeremy Hartnett considers a day in the sandals of the city's poorer residents.
6/11/2017 3:00 PM
The Virtues of Violence: Amphiteaters, Gladiators and the Roman System of Values
2:00 PM
Auditorium, Getty Villa
Free Event; Ticket Required

Hear about Roman attitudes towards violent spectacle, from gladiatorial combat to public executions, from Kathleen Coleman.
6/17/2017 2:00 PM
Picturing Urban Wildlife
3:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

The majesty of the two Getty sites - the Getty Center and the Getty Villa- depends in part on the dramatic landscapes surrounding them. In these settings, the Getty is neighbor to a thriving, but challenged, wildlife population that continually adapts to its urban setting. This panel of photographers and conservationists examines how images can contribute to human-wildlife cohabitation.
6/17/2017 3:00 PM
Walter Hopps: The Dream Colony
7:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

The Dream Colony: A Life in Art is a vivid, personal, and irreverent account of the innovative, iconoclastic curator (1932-2005), begun a few years before his death. Deborah Treisman, the fiction editor of The New Yorker, who shaped Hopps' oral accounts into this autobiography, offers an enlightening chronicle of Hopps' life and some of the greatest artistic minds of the 20th century.
6/28/2017 7:00 PM
Choreography of the City: Hans Scharoun's Philharmonie as a Landscape of the Mind
7:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Architectural historian Kurt W. Forster discusses how the Berlin Philharmonic reconfigures the very notion of a concert hall.
7/12/2017 7:00 PM
Bacchus Uncorked: The Past on Tap: Feasts and Fermented Brews in Ancient Europe
Saturday 5:00 to 8:00 PM; Sunday 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Auditorium & Café Terrace, Getty Villa
Tickets $65 (includes parking)

Hear from archaeologist Bettina Arnold how artifacts found at burial sites, and residue scraped from inside a 2500-year-old bronze cauldron, shed light on feasting and power-drinking in pre-Roman Europe. Then join beer expert Mark Mark Keene to taste brews inspired by ancient ingredients including a malt-and-honey beverage based on the cauldron's contents.
7/15/2017 To 7/16/2017
In Conversation: Frank Gehry and Kurt Forster
7:00 PM
Harold M. Williams, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Architect Frank Gehry and architectural historian Kurt W. Forster discuss parallels in the architecture of Berlin and Los Angeles.
7/19/2017 7:00 PM
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