About: Amanda Wada

As a Multicultural Undergraduate Intern this summer at the Getty Villa, I've been evaluating the ArtQuest! program, teaching Spotlight Talks in the galleries, helping out with the Villa Summer Institute, and developing an Art Odyssey tour. I'm a senior at Cal State Long Beach, majoring in art history with a focus on modern and contemporary art. My goal is to become an educator, whether in a museum or in a college teaching art history—so my next step will be to attend graduate school. A highlight of my time at college so far has been teaching in an elementary school classroom and leading students on a tour of CSULB's art museum.

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Getting to Know the Gela Krater

View of Stories of the Trojan War (Gallery 110) featuring the Mixing Vessel with Greeks Battling Amazons (the Gela Krater), Greek, 475–450 B.C., attributed to the Niobid Painter. Museo Archeologico Regionale, Agrigento, Sicily

Leading Spotlight Talks was one of my many tasks as a Multicultural Undergraduate Intern in the Education Department at the Getty Villa this summer. These talks are interactive discussions between an educator and visitors about one object at the Museum…. More»

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      Gold snake bracelet, worn on the wrist

      Romano-Egyptian, 3rd - 2nd century B.C. 

      Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum

      In the Hellenistic period, gold made available by new territorial conquests flooded the Greek world. 

      Combined with social and economic changes that created a wealthy clientele with a taste for luxury, this availability led to an immense outpouring of gold jewelry to meet the demand.

      Here’s a closer view of the detailing of the cross-hatching.

      05/05/16

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