Museum Home Past Exhibitions Three Roads Taken: The Photographs of Paul Strand

May 10–September 4, 2005 at the Getty Center


All events are free unless otherwise noted. Call (310) 440-7300 for reservations and information. Tickets are available on-site or by phone.


Paul Strand: Transforming the Ordinary
Eminent photographic historian and author Naomi Rosenblum, whose works include A World History of Photography and A History of Women Photographers, discusses the nature of Strand's vision and how it evolved from early Pictorialist beginnings to incorporate Modernist aesthetic ideas and non-conformist social convictions. Free; reservations required.

Sunday, July 24, 4:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Point-of-View Talk

Paul Strand and Georgia O'Keeffe: A Woman Under the Influence
Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, art critic, journalist, and author of Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe, leads a discussion on the exhibition. Before her life with Alfred Stieglitz began, Georgia O'Keeffe was infatuated with the photographs and the person of Paul Strand. This talk explores how their mutual admiration affected the development of their art. Free; no reservations required. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Friday, May 27, 6:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Museum galleries

Ranchos de Taos / Strand

Gallery Course

Paul Strand: From Stieglitz to Scotland
Anne Lyden, associate curator of photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads this two-part gallery/lecture course. It explores the development of Paul Strand's aesthetic—from his early pictorial landscapes of New York in 1914 to the straight portraits from Scotland in 1954—while considering the key individuals (most notably Alfred Stieglitz) and major movements in art history that influenced him. No experience necessary. Course fee $20. Limited to 25 participants. Call (310) 440-7300 to sign up.

Thursdays, May 19 and 26, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Museum galleries and studios


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