Greek vases with stories to tell, ancient glass and carved marble, Roman silver and exotic gems—explore the artistry and history of precious antiquities.

Learn about the opulent silver objects of the Roman Empire and see how one spectacular silver drinking cup was fashioned.

Precious markers of culture and status, carved gemstones were prized by Greek and Roman elites. Discover how engraved gems were created, used, and admired.

Learn how generations of marble sculptors have been influenced by the artistic achievements and skills of ancient Greek and Roman masters.

Artist and poet Jim Dine draws personal inspiration from antiquity for his contemporary installation at the Getty Villa in Malibu.