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An 11-Year-Old Reviews the Getty Villa

Harper Tzou at the Getty Villa
Photo courtesy of Tesi Athans-Lareau

The best of ancient gods and glam More»

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7 Educator-Approved Ways to Play with Art

A Getty Villa educator mimics a Roman portrait head

Energize your next museum visit with charades, sketching, and lots of imagination. More»

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What Can You Do with Kids at the Getty Center?

A girl shows off a mask she decorated in the Getty Center's Family Room

Visit the giant bug, create a scavenger hunt on the fly, and help yourself to the giant rolling lawn. More»

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A Pop Soundtrack to the Getty Collection, Vol. 3

Triumph of the Marine Venus / Ricci
Triumph of the Marine Venus (detail), about 1713, Sebastiano Ricci

Reliving the pop ’90s through art. More»

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What Was Your First Memorable Experience at a Museum?

Emma Holter

What was your first amazing moment at a museum? More»

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Communal Art Project Remakes the Flower Still Life

Sketching a moth at Family Art Lab: Still Lifes in Blossom

Kids and adults work together to create giant still lifes teeming with flowers, fruit, and insects. More»

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Play’s the Thing at Museum Game Zone

Playing ShapeScapes at Museum Game Zone

A new pilot program is all about games. More»

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Summer Family Fun at the Getty

Family enjoying Garden Concerts for Kids at the Getty
Family enjoying Garden Concerts for Kids

Free summer activities for kids and parents at the Getty Center and Getty Villa More»

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Peacocks and Mosaics

Artist Karen Silton holding pieces of porcelain used to create a mosaic
Artist Karen Silton holding pieces of porcelain used to create a mosaic

An artist teams up with Getty visitors to create a mosaic for the community. More»

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How to Host a Game Like a Pro

Make every game fun

How to play fun and fair. More»

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      #ThyCaptionBe: Bonnacon

      You captioned this detail. And we’re revealing the full story now.

      Farting unicorn or the origin of “say it, don’t spray it”? It’s actually a magical animal from the Middle Ages…

      Here’s the full story:

      Porcupines have got nothing on this animal’s self-defense!

      According to the medieval bestiary (a kind of animal encyclopedia), the bonnacon is a creature with curled horn, leaving it defenseless against predators. 

      To compensate, it has the ability to aim and eject excrement like a projectile to distances of over 500 feet. Oh yeah, and the dung is burning hot. Doesn’t the bonnacon in this image look just a tad smug?

      #ThyCaptionBe is a celebration of modern interpretations of medieval aesthetics. You guess what the heck is going on, then we myth-bust.

      05/03/16

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