October 23, 2018

Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife Exhibit at the Getty Villa

Upcoming, October 31, 2018 - March 18, 2019

The Getty Villa Malibu
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, California 90272
Phone: (310) 440-7300

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.