Philadelpia Virtuosi
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Lyonel Feininger's New Vision

Lyonel Feininger, one of the most celebrated painters in Germany in the 1920s, discovered in photography a new means of energizing and advancing his artistic program. In this lecture, Laura Muir, assistant curator at the Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, curator of the exhibition, and author of the book Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928–1939, explores Feininger's photography at the Bauhaus, its development over the next decade, and the surprisingly influential role it played in his artistic life. Free; reservations required.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Bauhaus Reconsidered: When Collectivity Becomes Form

Today we think of Bauhaus as a historical style, rational and without frills, created during the Weimar Republic in Germany. In this lecture, Niklas Maak, a critic and editor at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and author of Le Corbusier: The Architect on the Beach, reconsiders Bauhaus culture, viewing it as an approach, rather than style, with relevance for today. Free; reservations required.

Thursday, February 16, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium


Gordon Getty Concert: Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

The Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra is internationally renowned for its innovative programming and vast repertoire. Under the direction of conductor Daniel Spalding, the 17-member ensemble presents a robust program of music from the Bauhaus period, including works by Igor Stravinsky, Ernst Krenek, Ferruccio Busoni, Arnold Schoenberg, and George Antheil. Tickets $20; $15 students/seniors.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium


Curator's Gallery Talks

Virginia Heckert, curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall. Free; no reservations required.

Thursday, October 27, 2011, and Thursday, December 8, 2011
2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries (Center for Photographs, West Pavilion, Terrace Level)

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Curators describe how Lyonel Feininger, and others at the Bauhaus, used photography as a graphic tool to create dramatic effects and strong compositions.