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Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa; Masterpieces from the National Museums of Tunisia

October 26, 2006–April 30, 2007

This mosaic of Medusa (Roman, A.D. 200–300) is featured in the exhibition Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa. Photo: Medusa, Carthage Museum. Photography by Bruce M. White, 2005.

An excellent selection of mosaics from Tunisia are on view in this exhibition, which is structured around four principal themes: nature, theater and spectacle, myths and gods, and technique. Also included is extensive material on the conservation of mosaics. The exhibition is co-organized by the Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Institut National du Patrimoine, Tunisia, and is accompanied by a full-color catalogue.


Lillian’s Studio Courses and Demonstrations at Getty Villa:

The Ancient Art of Mosaics
The class begins in the galleries with inspiration from the exhibition, then moves into the studios, where participants create a take-away mosaic project using marble tesserae. Course fee $65. Open to 15 participants. Call (310) 440-7300 to sign up.

Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29, 2006, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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Saturday and Sunday, February 10 and 11, 2007, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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Saturday, Feb 24, 2007, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Roman borders and happy campers

Artist-at-Work Demonstrations
Drop in as Lillian demonstrates ancient mosaic-making techniques and presents brief lectures on methods and materials.

Thursdays through Mondays, November 9–13, 2006
February 15–19, 2007, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Education Court, Getty Villa

Lillian demonstrates mosaic making to the public at Getty Villa

Gallery Course

Lillian will be lecturing as part of the Gallery Course
From Tunisia to L.A.: Mosaics through History

Explore traditions of mosaic-making with art historians, curators, and artists as they discuss mosaic imagery and techniques. Course fee $20. Open to 40 participants. Call (310) 440-7300 to sign up.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Office Building, Getty Villa

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