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March 7–June 11, 2006 at the Getty Center


All events are free, unless otherwise noted. Seating reservations are required. For reservations and information, please call (310) 440-7300. Tickets are available on-site or by phone.


Gordon Getty Concert
L'Ensemble Pennetier
With his renowned ensemble Jean Claude Pennetier presents a colorful afternoon featuring Debussy's Images and the rarely-performed Bartók Sonata for two pianos and percussion. Tickets $20; $15 students/seniors. For tickets, please call (310) 440-7300.

Sunday, April 2, 2:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

Gordon Getty Concert
New York Chamber Soloists
The New York Chamber Soloists present an evening inspired by Degas's Paris, featuring works by Stravinsky, Milhaud, Satie, and others. Tickets $20; $15 students/seniors. For tickets, please call (310) 440-7300.

Saturday, May 6, 8:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

Curator's Gallery Talks

Christine Giviskos, assistant curator of drawings, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Free, no reservations required. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Tuesdays, April 11 and May 9, 2:30 p.m.
Museum Galleries, Getty Center

Gallery Course

Degas in Two and Three Dimensions
Join curators and educators from the Getty Museum and the Norton Simon Museum in this two-part, two-museum gallery course focusing on Degas's paintings, drawings, photographs, and bronze sculptures. A master of multiple media, Degas's creative processes and resulting objects will be explored in lectures, discussions, and guided viewings. Course fee $20. Open to 50 participants. Please call (310) 440-7300 for reservations.

Tuesday, May 23, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Museum Lecture Hall and Galleries, Getty Center (Part 1)

Thursday, May 25, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Norton Simon Museum (Part 2)

Waiting / Degas

Point-of-View Talks

Artist Charles Fine, who creates paintings, sculptures, and photographs in an exploration of nature, history, and chance, looks at Degas's innovative and diverse work.
No reservations required. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Friday, June 2, 4:30 and 6:00 p.m.
Museum Galleries, Getty Center

Family Festival

Enjoy a day in 19th-century Paris with this Family Festival inspired by the exhibition. Listen to popular dance hall music of the late 1800s as performed by the incomparable Ian Whitcomb and His Bungalow Boys. Watch ballet as Degas once did and make a hat inspired by the Degas painting The Milliners.
Free, no reservations required.

Sunday, June 4, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Museum Courtyard, Getty Center