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Homer’s “Iliad,” Told in 135 Voices

Karol Wight, Guy Wheatley, Claire Lyons, and Jay Kurtz at the podium for the daylong reading of Homer's Iliad at the Getty Villa

It was an unusual day at the Villa. People wandered about with numbers clipped to their lapels. Intense conversations took place about Homer’s poetry, fueled by coffee and snacks. Visitors moved in and out of the auditorium, as if in… More»

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Mortals Pay Homage to Homer’s “Iliad,” Epic of Gods and War

A Homeric omen: A Greek wine Cup featuring a scene of an eagle battling a snake, made about 530 B.C.

Mighty sieges and human follies. The bravado of warriors and the rages and schemes of gods. The Iliad, one of the best-told epics of all time, will be heard aloud again when some 150 volunteer readers recite the ancient Greek… More»

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      thegetty:

      Welcome to the West Coast, Mr. Turner!

      Painting Set Free features over 60 oil paintings and watercolors made in Turner’s final years. 

      Now on view through May 24, 2015.

      Somehow it’s already the last weekend of Painting Set Free! Galleries will be open till 9 PM this weekend for you to absorb all the Turner-ness.

      Next stop for Turner? San Francisco at the deyoungmuseum where it’ll open June 20!

      05/23/15

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