Museum Home Past Exhibitions Landscape in the Renaissance

August 1–October 15, 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 or use the Make Reservation buttons below.

Curator's Gallery Talks

Thomas Kren, curator, Department of Manuscripts, 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.

Wednesday, September 13, 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 4, 1:30 p.m.
Museum Galleries, Getty Center

Gallery Course

The Rise of Landscape in Renaissance Art
Explore the rise of landscape as a subject for art in late medieval and Renaissance Europe with educators from the Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Part 1 focuses on the exhibition Landscape in the Renaissance at the Getty Center. Part 2, at LACMA, examines the museum's vast collection of paintings from the 14th through the 17th centuries. Course fee $30. Open to 40 participants. Call (310) 440-7300 to sign up.

Part 1
Thursday, September 21, 3:00–5:00 p.m., Getty Research Institute Lecture Hall and Museum Galleries, Getty Center

Part 2
Thursday, September 28, 3:00–5:00 p.m., LACMA

Saint John on Patmos / Bedford Master


Plaisance: Aristocratic Landscapes of the Late Middle Ages and Early Renaissance
Through an in-depth interpretation of sites, images, and texts, William Tronzo, visiting professor of visual arts at the University of California, San Diego, explores some of the most important creations of the landscape arts of the later Middle Ages and early Renaissance. The natural environment, particularly the designed landscape or garden, assumed a new importance in this period in the functions of court life and in the activities, attitudes, and aesthetic predispositions of courtiers. Free; reservations required.

Wednesday, September 27, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Getty Research Institute Lecture Hall, Getty Center