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The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife
October 31, 2018–March 18, 2019

What did ancient Greeks believe would happen to them after they died? Organized around a monumental funerary vessel, on loan from National Archaeological Museum in Naples and recently conserved at the Getty Villa, this exhibition explores depictions of the Underworld in the art of Greece and southern Italy. Beyond tales of famous wrongdoers and rulers of the dead, the works on view highlight the desire for a blessed existence after death and the ways in which individuals sought to achieve a happier afterlife.

Palmyra: Loss and Remembrance
April 18, 2018–May 27, 2019

The inhabitants of Palmyra, an ancient Syrian caravan city at the crossroads between the Roman and the Parthian empires, embellished their tombs with distinctive funerary portraits between the first and third centuries AD. These vivid likenesses of finely dressed men, women and children, often accompanied by inscriptions naming local families, illuminate cultural exchanges taking place in the eastern Mediterranean. This installation presents sculpture from the collections of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen and Stanford University on long-term loan to the Getty alongside historical engravings and photographs from the Getty Research Institute.

Generously supported by Elizabeth and Bruce Dunlevie.

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