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Next AIA-Orange County Society Lecture

Saturday, September 7, 2019

5th Annual AIA-OC Garden Party

At the Seigle Home – 2046 North Flower Street, Santa Ana, CA

Dr. Claire Lyons – Senior Collections Curator, History of Archaeology and Ancient Art at the Getty Research Institute.

The Getty is a magnificent museum with an outstanding collection. It has a research and restoration staff that provides support to museums around the world. Dr. Lyons (a former Board member of the AIA) has been instrumental in these initiatives since 1990. Join us at the annual Garden Party and hear from her how the Getty has transformed its role as Southern California jewel into an institution important to the world of art and archaeology.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019, 2:00-4:00 PM

Painting Etruscan Temples and Tombs

Concordia University

Dr. Claire Lyons
Senior Collections Curator
History of Archaeology and Ancient Art at the Getty Research Institute

Etruscan tombs hold the greatest surviving body of ancient Mediterranean paintings before the Roman era. Subterranean walls were used as a virtual canvas. This practice of decorating burial chambers in a vivid palette endured for nearly five hundred years. This lecture surveys the latest excavations and research on the art and science of this painting. By combining the archaeological, artistic and technical data, a more comprehensive appreciation of the Etruscans’ artistic legacy is emerging.

Additional Information for Lectures at Concordia University ...

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Members - Free (members may also bring a guest free of charge)
Non-members - $5 suggested contribution
Students - Free

DeNault Auditorium in Grimm Hall
Concordia University
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA

Take Jeffrey Drive south from the San Diego Freeway (I-405)
Jeffrey Drive becomes University Drive south of the 405 Freeway
Turn left at Ridgeline Dr. and go a very short block
Turn right at Concordia East
Pick up a free parking pass at the gate house.

Park in visitor parking opposite Grimm Hall (see campus map)