Museum Home Current Exhibitions In Focus: Picturing Landscape

May 22–October 7, 2012 at the Getty Center


All events are free, unless otherwise noted. Seating reservations are required. For reservations and information, please call (310) 440-7300.

Curator's Gallery Talks

Karen Hellman, assistant curator of Photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a talk on the exhibition.

Tuesday, June 19 and August 21, 2012, 2:30 p.m.
Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Gallery Course

Experiencing the Getty Collection: Inventing Landscape

Explore the evolution of landscape as an essential subject for painters and photographers and the development of a modern vision in this course. Join educators Jennifer Li and Tuyet Bach to consider the process and the meaning of painted and photographic landscapes.

Friday, June 29, 2012, 2:00–4:00 p.m. Depth of Field: Landscape Photography

Course fee $15
Getty Center: Sketching Gallery
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Picturing Landscape
Matthew Coolidge, founder and director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, and photographer Victoria Sambunaris discuss the ways that photography shapes our perception of landscape.

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium

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Tsuru City, Yamanashi Prefecture / Toshio Shibata

Artist-at-Work Demonstrations

Early Photography and the Landscape
Drop by as photographer Luther Gerlach demonstrates a variety of authentic 19th-century cameras, lenses, and other equipment used to capture the landscape, including an interactive camera lucida. This is a free, drop-in program.

Sundays, July 8–August 5, 2012, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Museum Courtyard

GettyGuide® Multimedia Player

Hear the curator's commentary on diverse images of the landscape, from Egypt to Japan, and from ocean to sky. Pick up an iPod Touch in the Museum Entrance Hall.