Getty Center Family Festival: Ancient Egypt and India


Getty Center Family Festival: Ancient Egypt and India

Date: Sat, Jun 2, 2018 10 am – 6 pm

Location: Museum Courtyard, Getty Center

Admission: Free

Explore the ancient and contemporary art and culture of Egypt and India at this interactive festival inspired by the exhibitions Rembrandt and the Inspiration of Indiaand Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World. Enjoy classical Indian dance, make crafts inspired by the Nile and the Pharaohs, or get up and dance Bollywood style


Arpana Dance Company 
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. & 2:30–3:15 p.m.

Arpana Dance Company will perform regional folk dances and a selection of dances choreographed in the vocabulary of Bharata Natyam, a classical dance form of India. Featuring storytelling, pure dance with rhythmic and cross-rhythmic footwork, and traditional/contemporary costuming that showcases both classical and new adaptations of the dance form.

Blue13 Dance Company 
1:00–1:45 p.m. & 4:00–5:00 p.m.

Blue13 will dazzle you with a beautiful and energetic contemporary Indian dance performance followed by Bollywood dance lessons. Join in!


Mythological and Folk Tales From India with Prem Kishore
10:45–11:30 a.m. &
12:45–1:30 p.m.

The ancient and traditional art of storytelling comes alive with tales of Hanuman the monkey god, crocodiles, mangoes, and more!

10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
with last seating at 5:30 p.m.

Nile Style with Marcus Kuiland-Nazaro
Museum Entrance Hall

Jump into the shoes of Egyptian royalty by donning a beautiful gold collar or headdress. Make your statement accessories out of vinyl, gems, and an assortment of shiny, luxe-looking materials. Strut around the Getty like the Pharaohs would!

Museum Courtyard

Be an artist and a detective by decoding the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and make a wearable cartouche (nameplate) for all to see! Write your name, or a secret message, in this alphabet that dates back thousands of years.

Imperial Frames

Enhance a picture, painting, or photobooth picture with a handmade Indian-inspired frame! Let the colors, shapes, and images of delicate Indian portrait paintings influence your creation. You’ll see why Rembrandt was mesmerized and deeply impacted by this style of art.

10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Museum Courtyard

Enjoy mancala, knuckle bones and other ancient Egyptian games in our Play Zone!

Monument to the Afterlife by Kiel Johnson
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Museum Courtyard

Take a picture with Anubis, the Egyptian protector of the gates to the Underworld. This larger-than-life sculpture made of repurposed cardboard will captivate you.



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