This lecture gives a preview of the 2013 exhibition, Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome, at the Getty Villa. Innovation and experimentation flourished in ancient Sicily, an island crossroads that forged a distinctive Hellenic identity and occupied a pivotal position in Mediterranean history. Former Greek colonies emerged as wealthy city-states and its art, architecture, theater, poetry, philosophy, and science left an original and enduring stamp on both mainland Greece and Rome.
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Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.
December 1, 2012, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome
Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor
Presented by Dr. Claire Lyons, Acting Senior Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum
Admission: AAC members: free / General: $5 suggested donation