ExpiredLecture Tour of the Italian Art at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center

  • J. Paul Getty Museum Tour
    7 September, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Los Angeles, CA

Event Details

Lecture Tour of the Italian Art at the J. Paul Getty Museum
by Rocky Ruggiero, Ph.D.

After sold-out lecture tours at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth Texas, the MFA in Boston, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, join Dr. Rocky Ruggiero for an in-depth analysis of the great Italian Renaissance art treasures in the J. Paul Getty Museum collection.
We shall examine works dating from the 14th through the 17th centuries by masters such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Parmigianino, Giambologna and Bernini.
Particular emphasis will be given to the exquisite Portrait of a Halberdier by Jacopo Pontormo, which was purchased by the Getty in 1989 for the considerable sum of $32.5 million dollars.

– Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
– Meeting place: Information Booth in Museum Entrance Hall at 10:30am
– Cost: $100/person (incl. admission)

“This is a private program, neither affiliated with nor endorsed by the J. Paul Getty Museum. For information about the Museum please see: http://www.getty.edu/museum/


J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles CA



rocky Rocky Ruggiero is originally from Providence, RI. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross where he majored in Art History and Pre- Medicine. In 1996 he was awarded a Florence Fellowship by Syracuse University where he continued his art historical studies at a graduate level in Florence, Italy, and later received his Ph.D. in Art History and Visual Culture from the University of Exeter, UK. He lived in Florence for the past twenty years teaching for various American universities including Syracuse, Kent. State, Vanderbilt, Boston College, as well as Jay Pritzker Academy Summer Program in Florence.
In 2015, Ruggiero and his family moved to East Greenwich, RI and now divides his time between the US and Italy. In the US, Cultural Programs offer specialised lectures in art and architectural history, cultural events and educational seminars throughout the US.
Ruggiero starred in various TV documentaries concerning the Italian Renaissance including the History Channel series “Engineering an Empire: Da Vinci’s World” episode as an expert witness and “Museum Secrets: The Uffizi Gallery”, as well as the recent NatGeo/NOVA PBS program on the architecture of Brunelleschi “Great Cathedral Mystery”.
Prof. Ruggiero specializes in Early Renaissance Architecture, although he has lectured on subjects ranging from ancient art and architecture through the Italian Baroque.
He also shares his knowledge and love of Florentine art as an academic advisory board member of the non- profit group “Friends of Florence” which has raised funds for the restoration of various works of art throughout the city.