talks

15 shows found
What's the Matter? Media, Materiality, and Meaning in Film and Video Installations
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall; Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

How do works of art endure over time in the face of aging materials and changing interpretations of their meaning? How do decay, technological obsolescence, and the blending of old and new media affect what an artwork is and can become? What role do the conservation and curation play in our understanding of what the artwork is and how it functions within and beyond a specific historical moment? How does media specificity limit these works' changeable character? This panel combines scholarly, curatorial, conservation and artistic perspectives to debate the issues arising from display, maintenance and archiving of media artworks in a broader sense, and film, video, and multimedia installations specifically.
8/22/2017 4:00 PM
Euripides' Iphigenia and the Downfall of Athens
3:00 PM
Auditorium, Getty Villa
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Nicholas Rudall takes a closer look at Greek playwrights and their interpretations of the Agamemnon story.
9/9/2017 3:00 PM
Imperial Radiance: Luxury Arts in the Land of the Incas
3:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
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Joanne Pillsbury of the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the development of luxury culture in the ancient Andes, from the earliest ornaments in gold created over 3000 years ago in Peru, to the spectacular achievements of artists in the royal courts of the Inca, including Machu Pichu. Complementing the exhibition  Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas, this talk casts new light on the brilliance of ancient American artists and their legacy.
9/17/2017 3:00 PM
Teaching and Writing the Art Histories of Latin American Los Angeles
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
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Symposium exploring knowledge generated by Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions and its impact on curricula, pedagogy, and future scholarship.
10/6/2017 10:00 AM
When the Inevitable Happens...Again: Protecting Museum Collections from Earthquake Damage
2:00 PM
Auditorium, Getty Villa
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Conservator Jerry Podany discusses how the Getty Museum protects its cultural treasures from earthquake damage.
10/7/2017 2:00 PM
Masks and the Uncanny, in Africa and Beyond
7:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
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Z. S. Strother explores concepts of masking an masquerading using African case studies.
10/12/2017 7:00 PM
"The best in the art of painting": Giovanni Bellini and Landscape
2:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
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Mountains, castles, caves, and sunrises are just as much the protagonists in the paintings of Giovanni Bellini as are the human figures. Davide Gasparatto, curator of the exhibition Giovanni Bellini: Landscapes of Faith in Renaissance Venice, explores the meaning and function of landscape in the painter's work. Created for intellectually sophisticated patrons, Bellini's masterpieces set familiar Christian subjects in a dimension of reality and lived experience that was unprecedented in Italian painting.
10/14/2017 2:00 PM
The "Concrete" in Poetry and Art
7:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
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Nancy Perloff and Zanna Gilbert discuss the international movement of concretism with particular emphasis on Brazil.
10/17/2017 7:00 PM
Art, Archaeology, and Advanced Technology: The Alexander Mosaic at Pompeii
2:00 PM
Auditorium, Getty Villa
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Archaeologist John Dobbins explains how advanced technology is helping art historians and architects better understand the most famous mosaic to survive from antiquity, the Alexander Mosaic at Pompeii. Using 3-D models, Dobbins illustrates the ancient viewing  conditions that existed in the lavish Roman house where it was found, and the ways visitors may have discovered and engaged with the spectacular piece. This program is co=-presented with the Archaeological Institute of America and the Ahmanson Foundation.
10/21/2017 2:00 PM
Making Athens Great (Again?): Modern Lessons from the Age of Pericles
7:30 PM
Auditorium, Getty Villa
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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
Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
7:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
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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
Bellini and the Renaissance Imagination
2:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
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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
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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
Museum Lecture Hall, 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 9:00 AM
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