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March 16–July 25, 2004 at the Getty Center

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All events are free and are held in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Seating reservations are required. For reservations and information, please call (310) 440-7300 or use the reservation buttons below.

Exhibition Tours
One-hour exhibition overviews, led by gallery teachers and curators, are offered Tuesdays through Sundays at 1:30 p.m. beginning March 23. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Family Festival
Delve into the world of photography with a day of music, dance, storytelling, and more. Capture light on paper and stop time in zoetrope and cyanotype workshops. Hear sea chanteys and the music of the American South and the Scottish Highlands in this celebration of 150 years of imagery. Produced by Community Arts Resources.
Saturday, March 27, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Museum Courtyard

Film Series
Portraits + Visions: Photography into Film
From biographical documentaries of Lewis Hine, Diane Arbus, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo to rarely seen films by photographers such as László Moholy-Nagy and Weegee, this four-part film series brings to life subjects and settings from the exhibition. Limit four seats per reservation.
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Friday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 24, 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 25, noon

Point-of-View Talks
Talks are held at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. in the Exhibitions Pavilion. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Selma Holo, Director of the University of Southern California Fisher Gallery and Graduate Museum Studies Program, discusses the exhibition.
Friday, April 23
New Date

Linda Connor, a photographer and teacher who records ancient and sacred places all over the world, discusses the exhibition.
Friday, May 14


The Photography Series
The Exhibitions Pavilion is open until 9:00 p.m. for these lectures.

Weston Naef, Curator of Photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, discusses genius and the art of photography.
Thursday, March 25, 7:00 p.m.

Mark Haworth-Booth, Curator of Photographs, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, discusses Fenton, Le Gray, Silvy, and Cameron.
Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.

Sandra Phillips, Curator of Photography, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, explores the concept of found vs. staged photographs.
Thursday, May 6, 7:00 p.m.

The Chase and the Capture: Graham Nash, Carla Emil, and Weston Naef in Conversation
Musician, photographer, and collector Graham Nash, collector Carla Emil, and Weston Naef discuss approaches to collecting photographs. Moderated by Getty Visiting Lecturer Barbara Isenberg.
Sunday, May 2, 4:00 p.m.
Reservations available beginning April 23 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Related Exhibition
Recent Acquisitions: Eugène Atget, Brett Weston, William Garnett, Milton Rogovin
February 3 – May 30, 2004
Museum, West Pavilion

This exhibition features four photographers whose work the Museum has recently acquired by gift or purchase. Included are Atget's atmospheric garden views and Parisian street scenes, Weston's Modernist cityscapes, Garnett's abstract aerial landscapes, and Rogovin's worldwide survey of coal miners at work and at home.

Upcoming Photographs Exhibition
Spirit into Matter: The Photographs of Edmund Teske
June 15 – September 26, 2004
Museum, West Pavilion

Edmund Teske (American, 1911 – 1996) is one of the unheralded alchemists of twentieth-century photography. From his origins as a social documentarian, Teske went on to create richly evocative figure studies, rhapsodies on nature, views of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture, studies in abstraction, and portraits of Hollywood actors and musicians.