All events are free, unless otherwise noted. Seating reservations are required. For reservations and information, please call (310) 440-7300 or see information on planning a visit.
The French CollectionHow and why does one collect historical French art in 21st-century America? Distinguished Los Angeles private collectors join Getty drawings curators for a lively roundtable discussion about the motivations, pleasures, and difficulties—personal and professional—of sourcing, selecting, acquiring, and displaying works of art, whether in the context of a public museum or in that of a private collection.
Sunday, August 3, 4:00 p.m.
Getty Center: Museum Lecture Hall
Artist at Work: French FashionDrop by as historic costume designer Maxwell Barr explores Rococo fashion in the prosperous world of 18th-century Paris. He demonstrates with a live model the extraordinary craftsmanship and virtuosity required to create the wardrobe for a day of dressing in an elite, bourgeois household.
Sundays, July 6–27, and September 7 and 14; 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Center: Museum Studios
The Spectacle of French Cuisine: From Rococo to RevolutionExplore French art and culinary traditions with Maite Gomez-Rejon of Artbites in this hands-on culinary workshop. As an appetizer, participants tour the Getty's collection of French drawings, paintings, and decorative arts and then prepare a class meal inspired by historic recipes and ingredients. Course fee $85. Complimentary parking. Tickets available beginning August 5.
Thursday, September 18, 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Repeats Friday, September 19.
Getty Center: Private Dining Room
Curator's Gallery TalkEdouard Kopp, associate curator of drawings, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.
Wednesday, July 16 and September 17; 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center: Museum galleries
Free GettyGuide® Multimedia PlayerFrom scenes of splendor to those of poverty and epic battles, explore the mastery of 18th-century French rococo and revolutionary drawings with curator Edouard Kopp. Pick up a multimedia player free of charge in the Museum Entrance Hall.
Master Drawings Close-Up