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All Posts by Kenneth Lapatin
I’m curator of antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum, specializing in Greek and Roman art. I have curated exhibitions on themes ranging from Athenian vases, polychrome sculpture, and Hellenistic bronzes to antiquity in the Middle Ages and the modern reception of Pompeii. My principal research interests include the materials, techniques, and functions of ancient art; the history of collections; luxury in ancient art; and forgery.
Exhibition Explores the Villa dei Papiri, Inspiration for the Getty Villa and Source of the Classical World’s Only Complete Library
New exhibition focuses on the Getty Villa’s ancient model.Read More
This ornate bust depicts a prosperous resident of the ancient Syrian city.Read More
An Introduction to the Drunken Satyr, A Rare Roman Bronze Being Studied and Conserved at the Getty Villa
A rare ancient Roman sculpture receives in-depth conservation treatment.Read More