Escape to the past and explore true crime in antiquity during a free week-long online experience of the Getty Villa Museum's annual College Night. Discover murder, monsters, theft, forgery, and curses, from real life and mythology with a series of live and on-demand events including talks, trivia, live action role-playing games, and drawing classes.
True Crime in Ancient Rome - Talk is Tuesday, November 2 at 11:00 AM PST
Dive into true crime, Roman-style, in a talk with the author of A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (2021). RSVP!
The True Crimes of Commodus - Talk is Wednesday, November 3 at 11:00 AM PST
Explore with historian Ed Watts the life and death of this notorious Roman emperor who survived multiple assassination attempts. Then investigate other rotten rulers. RSVP!
The Art of Drawing a Criminal - November 2 between 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST
Learn from artist Clarissa Shanahan how to draw a portrait. Then design your own most-wanted criminal, inspired by ancient faces - or your own lurid imagination. RSVP!
Odyssey Tabletop RPG - Games are on Wednesday, November 3 at 4:00 PM PST and Saturday, November 6 at 2:00 PM PST
Outwit malevolent beasts and beings from Homer's Odyssey who don't follow society's rules and want to kill (and maybe eat) you. RSVP!
Trivia Galaxy - Tuesday, November 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 at 7:00 PM PST