About: Claudia Cevenini

As director of operations for food services, I'm responsible for everything food-related at the Getty Villa. I have a lifelong passion for food, and for baking in particular, and I used to be executive pastry chef for the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. I'm an avid reader and a music buff—in a previous incarnation I earned a master's degree in English and American literature and worked for many years as an executive in the recording industry. My funny accent might give away that I'm Italian.

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Tea by the Sea, A Tribute to the Villa’s Past

View of the former Tea Room from what is now the Museum entrance

Tea by the Sea, a new experience of the ancient Mediterranean inspired by the herbs and fruits of the Getty Villa’s gardens, kicks off December 2. The idea of offering tours and tea at the Villa stemmed from the requests… More»

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      Drab or dynamic?

      This orange-brown colored tapestry was so in fashion in the late 17th century wealthy patrons ordered matching furniture upholstery to complement this unusual shade.

      The shade became known as tabac d’Espagne, or Spanish tobacco.

      Tapestry: The Offering to Bacchus from The Grotesque Series, about 1690 - 1730, Beauvais Tapestry Manufactory. J. Paul Getty Museum.

      09/30/14

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