Art Matters @ SBMA

Fall 2017

Thursdays
September 21, 28; October 5, 12, November 2
10 – 11:30 am

Art Matters (previously Art Talks) is presented by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and is a premier lecture series intended for continuing adult education in the history of art. Our distinguished speakers come from the Santa Barbara area, as well as across the country, and occasionally, abroad. Art historians, curators, and conservators offer fascinating insights into their areas of specialization. This season, we are pleased to introduce Special Topics, in which specialists are given the opportunity to delve into greater depth through consecutive lectures devoted to a particular research area or book project.


Series subscription

$60 SBMA Members / $75 Non-Members

Single tickets available the morning of the lecture

$15 at the Visitor Services desk

Subscribe in person at the Visitor Services desks, call 805.884.6423, or online at tickets.sbma.net.

September 21

The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum – and Beyond — Part I

Ken Lapatin
Associate Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum
Kenneth Lapatin is a classical archaeologist specializing in the art and culture of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Aegean Bronze Age.

September 28

The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum – and Beyond — Part II

Ken Lapatin
Associate Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum
Kenneth Lapatin is a classical archaeologist specializing in the art and culture of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Aegean Bronze Age.

October 5

Gods above the 405: Santa Barbara Sculptures at the Getty

Jens Daehner
Associate Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum.
Jens Daehner is a specialist in ancient sculpture and iconography, from the Greek Archaic through the Roman Imperial periods.

October 12

The Lansdowne Marbles and the Modern American Museum

Jens Daehner
Associate Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum
Jens Daehner is a specialist in ancient sculpture and iconography, from the Greek Archaic through the Roman Imperial periods.

November 2

The Drama of Discovery: Conservation at the Archaeological Site of Sagalassos, Turkey

Erik Risser
Associate Conservator, J. Paul Getty Museum
Erik Risser has been involved with the study and treatment of ancient classical art, including ceramics, glass, metals, and works in stone.
Lansdowne Hermes. Roman. First half of 2nd century C.E. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Gift of Wright S. Ludington.
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