Getty Villa Presents ‘Lizastrata,’ Raunchy Return to Theater

Getty Villa Presents ‘Lizastrata,’ Raunchy Return to Theater

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Getty Villa has long been renowned for the antiquities on display. In addition, however, the museum presents classical Greek plays, with a comedic modern touch, under the stars in the late summer and early fall. The Getty Villa and Troubadour Theater Company are currently presenting “Lizastrata,” a musical retelling of […]

Villa dei Papiri Artifacts Buried by Vesuvius on Display at Getty Villa

Villa dei Papiri Artifacts Buried by Vesuvius on Display at Getty Villa

The Getty Villa along the California coast is a recreation of the ancient Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, Italy. The original villa, owned by Julius Caesar’s in-laws, was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Now, items from that ancient estate are on display at the Getty. “Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from […]

The Allure of Matter and Contemporary Chinese Art at LACMA

The Allure of Matter and Contemporary Chinese Art at LACMA

When most people think of material for sculptures, marble, bronze, clay and other traditional materials come to mind. However, a new exhibit of Chinese contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) shows the allure of using other matter in unusual artworks. Pieces constructed using human hair, cigarettes, melted plastic, and other […]

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