|When||Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:30 PM|
|Location||Getty Villa Auditorium|
|Admission||Free; a ticket is required.|
Collecting and Displaying Byzantine Art in the Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern Periods
In the Middle Ages, Byzantine objects served purposes that ranged from utilitarian to devotional. Renaissance collectors displayed Byzantine works to suggest their high artistic value, but the full appreciation of the artifacts in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections depends upon the Modernist revolutions of the 19th and 20th centuries. Art Historian Robert Nelson discusses the ways Byzantine collections evolved during these periods.
GETTY VILLA INFORMATION:
The Getty Villa in Malibu is the original location of the J. Paul Getty Museum. It is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. Throughout the year, enjoy a wide-ranging program of performances, lectures, and symposia in the indoor Auditorium. In the summer, experience classical drama outdoors in the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater. The site also hosts the UCLA/Getty Master’s Program, the only graduate-level program in the United States that focuses solely on archaeological and ethnographic materials.
ADMISSION AND PARKING
Admission to the Getty Villa is always free; advance, timed tickets are required for each individual and can be obtained online at getty.edu or by calling (310) 440-7300. Parking is $15. No walk-ins permitted except by showing a bus receipt or transfer, along with a Villa ticket.
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Closed Tuesdays and major holidays.
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