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May 17–August 21, 2005 at the Getty Center


All events are free unless otherwise noted. Call (310) 440-7300 for reservations and information.


Gordon Getty Concert
Quartetto di Venezia
Founded more than a decade ago, when its members were students at the Venice Conservatory, the Quartetto di Venezia delights audiences with its distinctively Italian playing style and sparkling repertoire. Known for their exquisite quality of sound and a unique voice that emphasizes the characteristics of individual instruments, they are revitalizing the extraordinary Italian tradition of string quartet playing. Tickets $20; students/seniors $15. Call (310) 440-7300 for tickets.

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Saturday, June 18, 8:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium


Giambattista Tiepolo's Creative Imagination
Catherine Whistler, senior assistant keeper for the collections of Italian and Spanish paintings and drawings at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, discusses one of the most important and celebrated artists of the 18th century, Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770), who was admired for his expressive powers and imaginative flights. Free; reservations required.

Sunday, June 26, 4:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Theatrical Perform. / F. Guardi

Curator's Gallery Talks

Julian Brooks, assistant curator of drawings 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.

Thursdays, June 9, 1:30 p.m., and July 21, 2:30 p.m.
Museum galleries

Family Festival

Enter the world of the Venetian carnevale and explore its folklore and art. Discover the classic characters of commedia dell'arte, listen to Musicàntica's Italian folk music or arias sung by members of the Los Angeles Opera, and make your own Venetian mask. Free; no reservations required.

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Sunday, June 12, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Museum Courtyard