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Kenneth Lapatin, PhD

Curator of Antiquities, The J. Paul Getty Museum

Kenneth Lapatin is Curator of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum, specializing in Greek and Roman art and archaeology. He earned his Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from the University of California, Berkeley, and conducted fieldwork at sites in Greece, Italy and Israel. Before joining the Getty Museum in 2002, Kenneth Lapatin was professor of art history at Boston University. Dr. Lapatin is mainly interested in the materials, techniques and functions of ancient art, including luxury arts, and in modern forgeries of ancient art. His numerous exhibitions and publications include Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World (2015), Luxus: The Sumptuous Arts of Greece and Rome (2015), and Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures of the Vila de Papiri (2019).