Aphrodite and the Gods of Love exhibit opened this week at The Getty Villa in Malibu. The exhibit highlights the aspects of Aphrodite beyond her limited “boudoir babe” reputation associated with beauty, sex and erotic desire. On view from March 28 through July 9, locals have ample time to get to know about Aphrodite’s origins, myths and worshippers. Visitors will come to know about her aspects as proctress of cities and her connections to maritime affairs, civic harmony and even warfare. Eros and his origins are also explored in the exhibit as we learn about the power of desire and matters of the heart. Stunning objects are on view from large-scale sculpture to delicate jewelry, drawn from the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the J. Paul Getty Museum, as well as major loans from Italian institutions. Many activities are also planned during the months the exhibit is in town from fun-filled presentations planned for Family Day to night-time lectures on Eros. Cooking demonstrations, workshops and storytelling all set on the grounds of the beautiful Getty Villa, a temple to scholarship complete with ocean views, is the perfect place to learn more about this Goddess of enduring importance. Don’t miss it!
For more information click on: http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/aphrodite/