This week the Getty Villa in Malibu completed a major overhaul of its Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities. With an additional 3,000sq. ft of exhibition space, the new show has given the opportunity for many works to come out of storage. Previously presented in thematical groups, the displays are now chronological and span 6000BC to AD600. Director Timothy Potts is determined to present the works in context and not ‘in a bubble’ limited to Greek and Roman art, and a new gallery at the villa will focus on showing works from other ancient cultures with links to Greece and Rome. The first exhibition, Palmyra: Loss and Remembrance runs until 27 May 2019.
Contemporary Art Advisor
Shea is a contemporary art specialist at Gurr Johns. She advises private and trade clients on acquisitions, sales, valuations and collection management. Shea also brings specific expertise on navigating the growing online marketplace for art. Formerly a Senior Specialist in Post War & Contemporary art and Head of London Contemporary sales at Paddle8, she has experience with both the auction and gallery sectors. She completed her BA in Art History at New York University and her MA in Design Studies at Parsons School of Design.