About: Avantika Kumar

I was a teen intern at the Getty Villa in 2010 and have been a facilitator for ArtQuest! in summer 2012. My experience has shown me the variety of talents and ideas that it takes to operate a museum—and the amazing challenge of interpreting the historical, cultural, and religious story behind each work of art to a diverse audience. Being a part of the Villa’s family programs has opened my eyes in a million different ways to how much, within a museum, there really is to see. I would love to continue exploring and sharing art by working at a museum, especially in education.

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Mummy Magic at the Getty Villa

Visitors to the Getty Villa at a tour focusing on the mummy of Herakleides

“Take a look at Herakleides. What do you see?” My tour group gathers around Herakleides, the Romano-Egyptian mummy in the Getty Museum’s collection, taking their first good peek at the 2,000-year-old body beneath the glass case. The motifs of ancient… More»

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      The Battle of Verdun ended on December 18, 1916. It was the longest battle of World War I, and killed 300,000 men.

      “We’re stuck in the ground, we’re absorbed by it, we press ourselves close to the earth to evade the death that is everywhere.”

      —Artist Fernand Léger writing from the trenches of Verdun

      World War I at Verdun, unknown photographer. The Getty Research Institute. Quote from the book Nothing But the Clouds Unchanged: Artists in World War I

      12/18/14

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