Museum Home Past Exhibitions Bernd and Hilla Becher: Basic Forms

May 6–September 14, 2008 at the Getty Center


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Curators' Gallery Talks

Virginia Heckert, associate curator, and Linde Brady, graduate intern, Department of Photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, lead gallery talks on this exhibition and the adjacent exhibition, August Sander: People of the Twentieth Century. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall. Free; no reservations required.

Wednesdays, May 7 and May 14, 2008, 2:30 p.m.
Thursdays, May 15 and September 4, 2008, 2:30 p.m.
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Point-of-View Artist Talks

Photographer Catherine Opie, whose portraits and architectural landscapes explore issues of place and identity, discusses the work and influence of Bernd and Hilla Becher and August Sander. Free; sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 3:00 p.m. the day of the program.

Friday, May 9, 2008, 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
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GettyGuide™ Audio Player

Hear Hilla Becher and exhibition curator Virginia Heckert talk about works of art in the exhibition. Pick up an audio player in the Museum Entrance Hall.