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June 5–September 9, 2007 at the Getty Center

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Why Manet Matters
New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik discusses his love of Manet's art and considers how we might understand the artist's work independently from his role as a forefather of Modernism.

Thursday, June 7, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Manet Viewing/Viewing Manet: "A Bar at the Folies-Bergère" in Context
Many of Manet's figures are actively engaged in looking at each other, at themselves, or at something beyond the picture frame—including the viewer. John House, Walter H. Annenberg Professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art, explores these devices as expressions of Manet's notion of modernity.

Sunday, August 5, 2007, 4:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium


Gordon Getty Concert
Parisii Quartet

Formed in 1984 by prizewinning graduates of the Paris Conservatory, the Parisii Quartet performs works by César Franck and Claude Debussy.
Tickets $20; $15 students/seniors. Call (310) 440-7300 for tickets.

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Saturday, June 9, 2007, 8:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Curator's Gallery Talk

Scott Allan, assistant curator, Department of Paintings, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. No reservation required. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries

Bar at the Folies-Bergere (detail) / Manet

Film Series

The Belly of Paris: Flaubert, Maupassant, and Zola on Film
Presented in collaboration with the UCLA Film and Television Archive, this four-part series includes the following films:
• Thursday, June 14, 7:30 p.m.: Gervaise
• Friday, June 15, 7:30 p.m.: Le Plaisir
• Saturday, June 16, 4:00 p.m.: Madame Bovary
• Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m.: Nana

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Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Gallery Course

The Seductive Art of Painting: Reflections on Manet
Join Zhenya Gershman, Museum educator, and Scott Allan, assistant curator, Department of Paintings, the J. Paul Getty Museum, in an exploration of paintings by Édouard Manet. Focusing on A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, this two-part course considers the social context and pictorial complexity of Manet's art as well as his place in art hisotry.

Course fee $30; $20 students. Open to 40 participants.

Two Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Part 1: Saturday, June 23, 2007
Part 2: Saturday, June 30, 2007

Getty Center, Getty Research Institute Lecture Hall and Museum galleries