Talks

8 shows found
Bacchus Uncorked: Drinking and Thinking
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Auditorium and Café Terrace, Getty Villa
Tickets: $65 with Complimentary parking. 21 and older.

Ancient Greeks took wine and conversation seriously. Come celebrate drinking and thinking at the reinstalled Getty Villa,  where our focus is on the exhibition Plato in LA: Contemporary Artists' Visions. Learn about Plato's relevance today from classicist and Plato expert Kathryn Morgan of UCLA, then enjoy wine, appetizers, and conversation with fun-loving philosophers in the picturesque outdoor setting of the Getty Villa. Ponder exhibition themes, the meaning of truth, and what constitutes a good life.
6/2/2018 To 6/16/2018
Wonders of Art and Science: A Day of Discovery
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall; Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Discover how the imagination and activities of artists can contribute to scientific discovery. Artists and scientists collaborating in the Renaissance spirit of artist/inventor Leonardo da Vinci share their ideas and projects – where mosaics meet mathematics, protein folding meets paper folding, and much more. Demonstrations begin at 11:30 a.m. at various locations around the Getty. Participants will present and discuss their projects at 2:00 p.m. in the Museum Lecture Hall.
6/3/2018 11:30 AM
On the String of the Tear's Bow
7:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Tickets: $10

Renowned Iranian singer-songwriter and composer Mohsen Namjoo, and artists Shirin Neshat and Shojah Azari, come to the Getty to discuss their collaboration, on the String of the Tear's Bow. THis musical and visual odyssey investigates the confluence of cultures along the Silk Road with interpretations of traditional songs by Namjoo and video installations by Neshat and Azari.
6/4/2018 7:00 PM
Spotlight on Simone Martini: Master of Detail at the Dawn of the Renaissance
3:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Laura Llewellyn, curator of paintings, unlocks some of the mysteries surrounding  Saint Luke the Evangelist by Simone Martini, an early 14-th century Sienese painter who achieved great fame during his lifetime. She answers questions modern viewers often have when looking at early renaissance paintings: How are they made? Who were they for? And, what is their enduring appeal?
7/15/2018 3:00 PM
Looking into the Camera: Amateur Films, Surveillance, and Video Art in Cold War Hungary
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Excerpts from Peter Forgac's Picturesque Epoch's and from Gabor Body's Infermental 3 feature family movies and experimentations by underground artists.
7/21/2018 6:30 PM
Scott Schuman: Finding Fashion on the Street
7:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Fashion photographer Scott Schuman launched the pioneering and renowned style blog The Sartorialist to create a two-way dialogue about the world of fashion and its relationship to daily life. He shares his approach and advice for photographing fashion on the streets.
7/25/2018 7:00 PM
Did Women Ever Rule the World? Cleopatra, Nefertiti, and Lessons from Ancient Egypt
7:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptian Art at UCLA and author of The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt, joins Joyce Tyldesley, author of Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt and Nefertiti's Face, to discuss the history of female rulers in ancient Egypt.
8/8/2018 7:00 PM
Picturing Beauty, Race, and Identity through Fashion: 1911-2011
5:00 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required

Deborah Willis, artist and professor of photography and imaging at New York University, explores the ways in which the concepts of beauty and desire have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through fashion photography. Willis presents her research on photographers, models, musicians, and actors who explore personal and collective memories of beauty and race from early photography to now and focuses on how African American fashion has influenced and challenged notions of style and identity.
8/19/2018 5:00 PM
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