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March 29–June 19, 2011 at the Getty Center


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"No Day Without a Line": Drawing in 19th-Century German Art
Françoise Forster-Hahn, professor of art history, University of California, Riverside, explores the role of drawing within the broader context of German art and history from the Romantic period to the turn of the 20th century. Adolph Menzel's dictum "No day without a line" serves as a motto not only for his own prolific output as a draughtsman, but also for the art of drawing in its central role for the practice and theory of art in the German speaking countries of the 19th century. Free; reservations required.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall


Gordon Getty Concert: Metropolitan Opera Artists
Members of the Metropolitan Opera—some of classical music's most distinguished performers—present stunning German Romantic compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, and Richard Strauss. This special program features extraordinary solo and duet performances by Anthony McGill, the Met's principal clarinetist, with the rich voices of bass-baritone Terry Cook and soprano Monica Yunus, and bravura pianist Caroline Stoessinger. Tickets $20; $15 students/seniors.

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Saturday, April 16, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
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Queen of the Night / Moritz von Schwind


Curator's Gallery Talks
Edouard Kopp, assistant curator of drawings, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads gallery talks on the exhibition. Free; no reservations required. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Wednesdays, April 20 and May 18, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries